Frank Shamrock was a UFC middleweight champion in the 1990s. Over the past several years he has engaged in an increasinglyt bitter feud with UFC President Dana White, who called Shamrock a "two-faced lying chump." Shamrock in return offered to fight White. Shamrock spent the last years of his career competing in Strikeforce, and now serves as a commentator for the now Zuffa owned promotion.
Now Shamrock is offering the UFC creditt.
“I would say that the sport is now officially the UFC,” Shamrock said during a “Savage Dog Show” interview on the Sherdog Radio Network. “Which has been their plan and strategy all along. Good on them for achieving it.”
“I knew [Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker] was having financial trouble. Not financial trouble -- I knew that he needed more money to expand and to compete in the marketplace. We had high-level talks over the past few months. I was trying to help him. People were trying to help him. I knew he had to make a decision or make an exit or something. I knew something was coming. I was pretty shocked it was the UFC, but it is what it is: big business.”
“This is business. I supported the brand of Strikeforce because I believe in the dream of martial arts and I believe in Coker’s vision and in his passion, and he was honest. To me, that’s all I need to do business with people. I believed in that.”
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