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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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31.

Mike    

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

686 days ago
32.

buzz kill    

Most likely some bull dyke lesbian trying to prove how tough she (it) is. B*tch got what she deserved.

686 days ago
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migbarb34@yahoo.com    

i don't think all the men here who say they would put hands on a woman, were taught by there mothers never hit a woman!!! what a ***** bitch ass move that is for a man to put hands on any woman. a man as to defend himself against a woman especially a woman 3x's less than himself!!! especially when the ****en man looks like the hulk and the woman that is like no more than 120 lbs. what a ***** if you ask me!!!

686 days ago
34.

buzz kill    

He thought she was a man, thats funny so did she. :-)

686 days ago
35.

joe blow    

ken deserves an apology & a thank you for the helping not filming

686 days ago
36.

Jen    

So some big, fat beast of a woman attacked HIM & he defended himself, not realizing that the 300 pound assailant had a vagina. You can't blame him. She had no business jumping on his back. Sounds like a bunch of trashy women fighting & acting like idiots. They all should have been arrested.

686 days ago
37.

Jackie    

I'm a woman and i don't understand all the crap sh!t about double standards. If a woman attack a man, the man has a right to defend himself...if a man attack a woman, the woman has a right to defend herself. So that woman got what exactly she wanted. And why can't they arrest those cat fight women?

686 days ago
38.

LDB    

Family guy anyone?

686 days ago
39.

Marie    

LOL. That was a Family Guy episode! Tell him to open a bar in his basement!

686 days ago
40.

Marco Hunto    

Quick, sign Ken and that heffer to headline UFC 151 and save the card!

686 days ago
41.

rsmik    

lady look like a dude

686 days ago
42.

kromen    

Act like a man, get knocked on your butt like one. Ain't that right Evelyn?

686 days ago
43.

Mr. Grimm    

I couldn't help but laugh my ass off when I read the title. Woman beating is no joke but obvious he did act in self defense. She wasn't a victim and it is true my boy Ken thought it was a guy.

685 days ago
44.

timmsa    

Ken is a total *******. My husband used to spray his house for bugs years ago. And both him and his wife are not nice people.

My husband and his former boss spent 2 hours trying to please this couple by spraying their complete home, and after that they told my husbands former boss, that they found a cheaper company. So they cancelled. My husband and his former boss, drove for 2 hrs to their house, and then spent the 2 hrs spraying for bugs.

They are both very rude.

685 days ago
45.

JK-TX    

Rosie O'Donnell? Big Ang from Mob Wives?

685 days ago
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