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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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46.

Marie    

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

605 days ago
47.

J    

They have a Hall of Fame?

605 days ago
48.

EastCoastChopper    

some testosterone injecting mulleted man-hater at 220 lbs and you had to look twice to confirm gender? Shamrock did the right thing dish-ragging this former softball champ to the floor...Not like he followed up with a ground and pound or anything...just got that silverback of his back!

605 days ago
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jag26281    

Abusive relationships are bad. Beating a woman is nasty. But when did it become OK for chicks to assault dudes with the assumption they're going to get a pass. Do you know why 120pnd guys don't throw drinks in a 200pnd guys face and punch him? Because he'd get his ass handed back to him. Its no different when a woman trying that with a man. Just because pit bulls aren't supposed to bite me and attack me, I don't go around F-ing with them and smacking them around. One might just snap and tear my ass up. Those kinds of qomen are messing up the name of women who are stuck in legitimate abusive relationships.

605 days ago
50.

Ben    

ah good ole roid rage

605 days ago
51.

jeah    

thats not your mother, its a man baby.

605 days ago
52.

Laura    

Equal rights! When a woman beats on a man, he has every right to defend himself as a woman herself.

605 days ago
53.

swiftsure42    

I've met Shamrock. Nice guy. He's a victim here

605 days ago
54.

dave    

Just another old punk

605 days ago
55.

Jaymalls    

If it was a black fighter.. You fakkets would have been in an uproar! #SMH Look at the shooting today near the empire state building... Or the aurora or sihk temple shootings!!! WHITE PEOPLE kill everybody, black people just kill each other. STOP BEING SO SCARED OF US!

605 days ago
56.

Justsay Nohan    

I'm all for chivalry but when it comes to the law, both sexes deserve equal treatment. If a person twice my weight jumps me, any non-lethal action I take is going to be considered self-defense regardless of gender. She could have seriously hurt the guy.

604 days ago
57.

rash on my ass    

this is funny watch lmao http://youtu.be/GUgNP0v228Y

602 days ago
58.

Iowa Matt    

Being a professional fighter and much larger than a 120lbs girl (or boy for that matter) shows extreamly poor judgement on his behalf to strike someone of that size considering he is more than 100lbs larger. He obviously has anger issues that need to be addressed and what happens to him from here on out he brought on himself and I have no pitty for someone of this caliber

600 days ago
59.

Karl Marx    

Someone give Mr. Shamrock a trophy!

597 days ago
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