Dana White: F___ you Ken Shamrock

source: mmajunkie.com
 

ESPN's "Outside the Lines" is shortly going to air a piece on UFC fighter compensation that an incensed UFC President Dana White says is a complete crock. The only fighter appearing on the record in the piece is Ken Shamrock, who lost a lawsuit against UFC parent company Zuffa LLC, and has been ordered to repay court costs.

"They went out and tried to talk to all these fighters," White said. "The fighters were calling us going, 'ESPN is here.' One of them notably was Matt Serra. Matt Serra said, 'They come in, they waste my f------ time, they set up all their cameras, and when I started giving the interview, they didn't like what I was saying. They shut the f------ thing down and left.' We had numerous fighters say that. They were calling me and saying 'ESPN is showing up and wanted to do an interview, and when they don't like what we say, they leave the interview.'"

"They had to dig so deep they had to find Ken Shamrock, the guy who ends up getting busted for steroids three times after he leaves the UFC. You couldn't find a more honorable, honest and great guy to come out and interview than Ken Shamrock? I have absolutely zero respect for Ken Shamrock. I think Ken Shamrock is a horrible f------ human being."

"(The UFC) started making money in 2005, 2006. It's 2012. If you look at the money the guys made from 2006 to 2012, it's phenomenal what we've done. These guys are coming out, and they got Ken Shamrock. Are you f------ kidding me? You know how much money Ken Shamrock owes me?

"Ken Shamrock filed a bogus lawsuit against us and lost. He owes us that money. Do you know what I've done for Ken Shamrock? Ken Shamrock, when I brought him over, he was broke – flat f------ broke. He was in income-tax trouble. His knee was shot. I rebuilt his knee. I got him out of income-tax trouble, fronted him a s----load of money. We gave him money – literally gave him money – $60,000. We gave him $60,000 just to get him back on his feet. You know how much money he made in the two fights he fought with us? $2.5 million.

"F--- you Ken Shamrock."

"I want nothing to do with ESPN's sneaky f------ 'E:60' and 'Outside the Lines' and all their crock of s--- shows. These guys come out with an agenda."

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bhealthy site profile image  

1/17/12 10:38 AM by bhealthy

aka: FUDD IS PISSED!!!

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1/17/12 10:37 AM by bhealthy

can you smell what ShamROCK is Cookin?BOXERCISE CHALLENGE PART DEAUX!

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

1/16/12 11:25 PM by RyannVonDoom

I've seen Heath's contract, I dunno about him seeing anyone in the UFCs.. but to be fair, it was a few years back. The word I'd use to describe it was unethical. [shrugs]

jbapk site profile image  

1/16/12 11:21 PM by jbapk

"I know exactly as much about their Numbers as you do."I don't know what Heath Herring was paid, so by your statement that would be how much you know as well. So when you stated for a fact that he was being paid scale, that would make you a liar."And "dickhead" is timeless. You don't need to be edgy when the classics express the reality so VERY well."I agree 100%. The reality is you vastly overrate your wit, and when pressed the best you can come up with is a junior high lunch room insult.

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1/16/12 11:01 PM by Jatz Crackers

<blockquote>jbapk - <blockquote>Jatz Crackers - <blockquote>jbapk - <blockquote>Jatz Crackers - <blockquote>RyannVonDoom - He makes more playing poker than he did fighting for the ufc and his acting career, eh he's playing in shit roles.. But like in fighting, gotta start at the bottom to work your way up. Doesnt matter what happens for that industry, the fact is Heath's foughtthe who's who of the Mma world and has had a great run. He's a good man who I'm proud to call my friend. Trolls like you mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/></blockquote><br /><br />Staring from the bottom with shit roles? So he'd be making scale then - crappy minimum pay that you get while you're starting off, that you gladly accept because it means that you have an opportunity to prove yourself, get better and maybe someday make it big. A level of pay that may or may not be able to support a person, which may or may not mean that you'd also have to work a real job to make ends meet.<br /><br />Y'know, that sounds familiar. We should get ESPN onto the case!</blockquote><br /><br />Member Since: 8/11/11<br />Posts: 11 <br /><br />But let me guess.... you've really been watching since 93?</blockquote><br /><br />No, I started watching in November. Please allow me to genuflect at the awesomeness of your forum join date. By the way, what's a "Shamrock"?<br /><br />Dickhead.<br /></blockquote><br /><br />The funny thing is this reaction proves my point better then anything I could say.<br /><br />You have a 6 month old account that is an expert on what fighters should be paid and what Heath Herring earned for his acting jobs.<br /><br />I do like how you wrote a paragraph on how "fucktard" isn't an edgy insult but could only manage to drum up "dickhead" on your own.</blockquote><br /><br />Hey, that's great. Glad to have proven your non-existent point.<br /><br />Expert? No, I have an opinion. And despite the sheer brilliance indicated by your exalted join date (Hail you!) I know exactly as much about their Numbers as you do.And "dickhead" is timeless. You don't need to be edgy when the classics express the reality so VERY well.

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1/16/12 10:43 PM by jbapk

The funny thing is this reaction proves my point better then anything I could say.You have a 6 month old account that is an expert on what fighters should be paid and what Heath Herring earned for his acting jobs.I do like how you wrote a paragraph on how "fucktard" isn't an edgy insult but could only manage to drum up "dickhead" on your own.

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1/16/12 10:33 PM by RyannVonDoom

There's a reason why the contracts state you have to sue in a certain district...

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1/16/12 10:22 PM by Magic8

This.   I also love how Dana talks about Ken's pay as if it came out of the goodness of Zuffa's heart.  Like it was charity.  Ken was a fuckin' draw!   Dave Meltzer puts it best:  Ken made more money for the UFC then they ever made for him". And there was nothing bogus about that lawsuit Ken filed.   It simply came down to how a judge interpreted the wording of Ken's contract.    Unfortunately for Ken, it was a Las Vegas judge who made the decision. I also feel bad for Ken's sons who want to be fighters.  Because of this bullshit they may never get a shot in the UFC even if they turn out to be pretty good.   

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1/16/12 9:48 PM by Jatz Crackers

No, I started watching in November. Please allow me to genuflect at the awesomeness of your forum join date. By the way, what's a "Shamrock"?Dickhead.