Shamrock fires back at White over fighter pay

by Mike Chiapetta | source:

"I don't like to come in and say, 'I've done this and I've done that,' because really, it takes a village to make something happen," he said."It takes a lot of people to make it successful. And to hear Dana White say, 'I did this and I did that. It was me. And he didn't do this and didn't do that.' Well, how in the world did they get to where they were at if it was just Dana? Because I didn't see him in the ring. I didn't see Dana fighting. I didn't see the numbers go up when they had just Tito there. I didn't see any of that.

"What I saw was me getting in there, building an organization, having a feud with Tito Ortiz to help build those numbers, along with Dana White and the corporation and the company to shoot that feud," he continued. "And also to have Tito there, who was a great villain -- to have someone going against me. And that's how we did those numbers. Because we all got involved and did it."

Shamrock said his issue with fighter pay was based upon his belief that the UFC will not let anyone look at their financials to see what ratio of profit the fighters are earning.

He says even in his own case where White said he made $2.5 million, how can anyone be sure?

"They will never let you get in there and see the books," he said. "It's not open. So then they make statements like that, and it doesn't make sense."

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RyannVonDoom site profile image  

3/26/12 11:57 AM by RyannVonDoom

Not too bright huh? Eat a dick there, fucko. It's called sarcasm. I used it.

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3/25/12 11:46 PM by onepunchJD

^^^Dude, I don't have hard feelings over a discussion forum on the internet.I don't know what your "new leaf" line is about..... But I really don't mind disagreeing.If you do know what a fact is.. you have to admit your opinions are not facts. Period.Other than that.. I just didn't think your arguments held much weight, so I pointed it out.There might be other topics we agree on. I have a a habit of defending the pioneers of MMA, who I think are usually underrated by the masses. I stand behind my arguments.Other than that, no big deal.

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3/25/12 9:57 PM by Shogun of Harlem

RyanVan said it. I am talking to two people. And LOL, if you think I don't know what a fact is. I am trying to turn over a new leaf, so I apolgize if you think I was being an asshole.

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3/25/12 9:45 PM by onepunchJD

I never said Ken is the GOAT. Now your just being an asshole, because you know damn well you are not stating "facts".A "fact" can be proven.

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3/25/12 6:43 PM by Shogun of Harlem

Are you two really that stupid? Well, you think Ken Shamrock is GOAT, so that answers the question. And that's a FACT!

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3/25/12 4:10 PM by RyannVonDoom

Funny, I was just about to post this. He's supposedly a Navy Officer. Explains his delusions of grandeur about his opinions.

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3/25/12 4:08 PM by onepunchJD

LOL.. look up the word "fact".Those were "opinions".. and that is a fact.

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3/25/12 1:09 PM by RyannVonDoom


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3/25/12 12:27 PM by RyannVonDoom

He's given that already. Ken speaking the truth doesnt mean he isnt giving credit. If you listened to the mma hour, you'd undertstand the ifference between dana's responses and ken's statements.

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3/25/12 4:33 AM by Shogun of Harlem

No, what I said are facts. LOL @ using Kimo as the bench mark for making your point. That says it right there.