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Ken Shamrock

Roughs Up a Woman

(Thought She Was a Man)

8/24/2012 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823_ken_shamrock_gettyUFC hall-of-famer Ken Shamrock -- one of the greatest MMA fighters ever -- has been accused of battering a woman at a California mall ... but Ken claims it was an honest mistake ... 'cause he thought she was a he.

Shamrock -- whose nickname is "The World's Most Dangerous Man" -- was hangin' out at a mall in Modesto, CA last month when he saw two women fighting each other in front of the Coach store ... surrounded by a group of lookie loos filming the whole thing.

We're told Shamrock dove into the scrap and tried to pry the women apart ... when one of the bystanders, a HEAVYSET bystander, jumped on his back and tried to rip Ken out of the pile.

Shamrock's rep tells TMZ ... he threw the person off of his back and followed up with a move that knocked the attacker to the ground.

After the person was incapacitated, the crowd shouted at Ken, "You just hit a girl." Ken took a closer look and realized the attacker was in fact a female .. so he immediately backed off.

An officer arrived to the scene and took a battery report against Shamrock, noting the only injury was a slight abrasion to the woman's knee. The report was sent to the District Attorney's Office.

But law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Shamrock probably won't be prosecuted because officials don't feel the woman he knocked to the ground is a "victim." In fact, they believe Ken was acting in self-defense.

Shamrock's rep notes, "Outside the ring, Ken is not a violent man ... and was only trying to do the right thing."

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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

"That ain't a woman that's a MAN, baby!

754 days ago
17.

Grumpinmcpunkkin    

If someone jumped on my back my first reaction would be...GETTEM OFF MEEEE!!! Sorry "girl" but you shouldn't go jumping on someone's back in attack mode.

754 days ago
18.

whitney    

If the girl jumped his back then it self defense.

754 days ago
19.

Joe    

This is a no brainer. Ken went to break up a fight before people got hurt. Someone jumped on him (attacked him) and he defended himself. Some females out there in this world do look like men. Sorry... they just do. Congrats to Ken for being one of the few people who would actually put himself in harms way and do the right thing and break up a fight. Good for him !!!

754 days ago
20.

Tom    

LOL.... can we get a pic of this man-woman?

754 days ago
21.

Throwback kid    

Was it Jada Pinkett Smith wearing a fatsuit? she kind of looks like a man

754 days ago
22.

tgrfan42069    

the person was probably black and thought he was just some "***** white boy" got more than what they bargained for.he was doing the right thing.as soon as the woman jumped on his back and attacked him she became fair game

754 days ago
23.

Tiffany    

The worst part about this story is the fact that there was a fight going on and people were standing around filming it on their phones. WTF people, at least Shamrock tried to break this mess up and not just film it. The woman jumped on his back, he is obviously not a small individual by any means, she put herself in the middle. Love how the he/she didn't bother to break up the fight but was willing to jump on someone who was. This is America for you

754 days ago
24.

Meggie24    

Team Ken. He tried to stop a fight then defended himself when Shamu jumped on his back. Nothing criminal here - he tried to do a good thing.

754 days ago
25.

John    

"a HEAVYSET bystander, jumped on his back and tried to rip Ken out of the pile."

And he got the battery report... The DA needs to drop this and put one on her. She had no right to jump on his back...

If Ken wanted to fit the SHIM he would have ****ed her up before she even got a chance to say **** you..

754 days ago
26.

Texan78730    

Were the 'women' wearing comfortable shoes?

754 days ago
27.

feelicks    

could've been any woman on vh1, probably big ang (or whatever) evyln from basketball wives(nobody's married) or the big krapdashian sista.

754 days ago
28.

Tnorris    

Shamrock will be fine. That seems like it was for complete self-defense.

754 days ago
29.

migbarb34@yahoo.com    

the girls that got asaulted by ken shamrock and dan freeman were the victims ken did not break of the fight the girl stopped the fight than asked what she was doing she said callin police ken shamrock said no you aint bitch and hit her than her girlfreind said she was a woman and still hit her than her mom came out and put her hand in front of her daughters face and got knocked to ground and glasses knocked to floor as she went to grab her glases dan freeman said what you doing she replied gettin my glasses he said thats all you better be grabbin bitch the woman was 55 years old and did not jump on ken shamrocks back this is only a celeb who ****ed up and asaulted two women the law is the law no women should be hit for doing the right thing that is why crimes go unsolved because no one wants to help what if this was your daughter or mom would you let someone hit them ken shamrock messed up and i challange him to be a man and admit he was wrong and you with your opinions need to see police report ken shamrock is a liar and should not be allowed to fight in mma i ask womens right groups to help and prove ken shamrock is guilty of hate crime towards women no man should hit a woman

754 days ago
30.

Mike    

So, if ALL these people were standing around filming it, Were's the video?

754 days ago
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