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Frank Shamrock Discusses His Decision to Work With Bellator, The UFC Deleting Him From Their History, More

February 7, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Frank Shamrock recently spoke about the UFC deleting him from their history and more. Here are the highlights…

On Working With Bellator: “Bellator’s got the past and future in mind,” Shamrock said. “That’s why I’m here. Otherwise, I’d be at home on my couch. We’ve sucked all the juice out of these fans,” Shamrock said. “They’ve got to cough up $50 every time to watch a bunch of guys fighting that, ‘Why are they fighting again?’ Because Dana said they could and so-and-so had a big mouth. There’s nothing that says if I try hard and live the martial arts lifestyle, I’m going to get to here. Right now, it’s finding a gimmick. There’s nothing that speaks to our past and our future.”

On Dana White’s Reaction to Randy Couture Coming to Viacom: “The best part about him is he’s consistent,” Shamrock said of the UFC president. “You can always rely on him for consistent media, and you can always rely on him to be angry. And I bank on it. When I do deals, I go, ‘Oh, don’t worry about it. I can get Dana to say whatever I want.’ It’s wonderful. I think it’s shortsighted and immature of him (toward Couture), but if that’s the way he wants to run his company, and that’s the way he wants to build his brand, I think we’re OK with it.”

On The UFC Deleting Him From Their History : “I don’t feel much about it,” Shamrock said. “It was my personal journey. I love the sport because of what it gave to me personally. That’s all that mattered to me. I came out of it healthy and a good person. If we can get anybody else on that journey, that’s more than enough for me. My ego’s fine. I’ve got more than enough money, belts, and all that stuff. What I want is to help this community, because if you’re not helping people and you’re just taking from them, eventually people will wear down and not be real supporters any more.”



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