The way I see it Shamrock would deserve respect if he would just hang it up and accept that his time is past. He was a horrible coach on TUF and left his squad of fighters to hang out and dry. He's not intelligent in any capacity and clearly has some mental issues. If I was Tito Ortiz I'd genuinely be concerned that Shamrock would try and kill me due to his poor loser mentality. I agree that he was the most balanced fighter in the beginning and maybe ahead of his time. Like most UFC fighters his ego is his worst enemy.