Of all the movies in the Rocky series, my favorite has always been Rocky IV. The death of Apollo Creed at the beginning, Rocky’s need to avenge his friend, the training montage, it’s all great. Still, my favorite part of the movie is right before Rocky’s fight against super-Commie Ivan Drago when the two meet in the center of the ring and Drago tells Balboa “I must break you.”
Of course, in the end Rocky & capitalism triumph over the evil Drago & his communist regime of terror, and all is right in the world again (well, until Rocky V came out). I don’t think the upcoming EliteXC fight between Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice will have the same kind of impact on the global scale as the Balboa-Drago bout, but that isn’t stopping Shamrock from having his own Drago moment.
â€śHonestly, I think I can test him anywhere,â€ť [Shamrock] said. â€śHeâ€™s got big, heavy hands. Everyone says he punches hard and he probably does. But again, he doesnâ€™t punch properly, in my opinion. He swings his hands, he moves his body back and forth trying to get as much power as he can, but thereâ€™s really no snap behind it. You can usually see the punches coming. Iâ€™m going to do what I need to do. If it goes to the ground, Iâ€™ll probably break his leg. I mean, no question. I will break his leg. If he gives it to me, Iâ€™m going to break it.â€ť
Well that’s not very nice. Though it does give me another reason to watch the event on CBS on October 4th, though the real reason I’ll be watching is because I hope one of Gina Carano’s breasts pops out.
If that happens, everybody wins.