Dana White, Frank Shamrock Happy to Insult One Another
UFC President Dana White and retired MMA superstar Frank Shamrock have a tumultuous relationship, as the MMA legend hopes to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Unlike other professional sports, the UFC HoF is an interesting mix of career-long skill and unofficial popularity contest. If White doesn’t like you, the chances of you earning a position in the HoF – even if rightfully deserved – are next to none.
Shamrock fired the first shot by calling out White, when interviewed on Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored:
“It’s definitely personal between Dana and I. To further that, I’ve done everything that I can possibly do for this sport. I hope that would include UFC. You know, Dana and I don’t get along. I think he’s a total douchebag and a bully. I just, I got no breath for him.”
Here is what Dana White said in response to Shamrock’s statements:
“Frank Shamrock’s always talking smack. I don’t know what’s worse, Frank Shamrock talking smack like he should be in the Hall of Fame or Spike TV having him on. We have the biggest fight of the year coming up and they have Frank Shamrock on there, the most irrelevant dude on the planet.”
I think Shamrock deserves to be in the UFC HoF, but if he doesn’t see eye to eye with White, it’s not likely to happen any time soon.