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Anderson Silva 84% (70)
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grappler0000
3/19/08 6:07:47PM
Veteran Frank Shamrock and EliteXC promoter Gary Shaw dismissed talk Tuesday that rival UFC champion Anderson Silva is pound-for-pound the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world.

"Well I think I've been named that guy several times over the past 14 years, so I think that it's fleeting, it's exciting but I certainly don't think he's the best in the world," Shamrock said in a conference call Tuesday to promote his March 29 Strikeforce-Elite XC middleweight title fight with Cung Le in San Jose.

"I think he's probably one of the best guys in the UFC, but all the best fighters are not in the UFC. So hopefully he can hang onto that and make something out of it and gain some fame. But I have 100 per cent confidence if I ran into him, they'd be calling me that guy."

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xphycorx
3/19/08 6:12:27PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!! that's all i have to say.
Manak
3/19/08 6:18:57PM

Posted by xphycorx

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!! that's all i have to say.



best way to put it
RampageOwnedYou
3/19/08 6:19:35PM
I think Shamrock is going to possibly lose against Lee, and if he beats him, it's by decision.

But for Shamrock thinking ahead that he can beat Anderson.
Jigga Please!!

Anderson would KO you 3rd or 4th round..

I hope the two do meet, but Shamrock should just worry about what lies ahead. He has a very tough opponent in Cung Lee. After seeing Lee on Inside the MMA and only getting a total of 10 words out the whole 1 hr show, I think he will be more pissed and ready to let out some anger.

NatedawgThaM
3/19/08 6:24:04PM
Yeah if he was still that dominant grappler, then I would say "Hell yeah, your the #1 fighter in the world." But he rather stand and bang and IMHO Cung Le and Anderson's stand up is levels above his which would end the fight in a KO for Anderson and Cung.

But Anderson vs Frank would definitely be a hell of a fight
tberg420
3/19/08 6:30:22PM
While I think that Frank will sub Cung in the 1st, I doubt that he would be able to hang with Anderson. 5 years ago totally but not in this day and age.
wrona666
3/19/08 6:37:11PM
Frank is such a loud mouth........Anderson would destroy him!!!!!!!!
postman
3/19/08 6:40:15PM
Still would love to see that fight. Of the guys out there you have to say Frank is one of the few who may have a chance.
Pookie
3/19/08 6:45:36PM
HAHAHHAHAHHA
three_days_of_grey
3/19/08 6:54:22PM
Well Shamrock is right about one thing, the UFC doesn't have all the best fighters in MMA, but they do have the majority of them and Anderson Silva is clearly the best in the MW division. I realize Gary Shaw is supposed to support his organization but to state that

Until someone beats Frank, then Frank is the single best in the world, and if Cung should beat Frank on March 29 in San Jose, then Cung Le will be the best in the world. And as Frank said, there is no single organization that owns the best fights or the best fighters. But in this case the best fighter in the world, hands down, bar none, for sure, is Frank Shamrock
borders on delusional.
To dismiss Silva, who has almost as many title fights in the past year as Shamrock has regular fights within the past 7 years is ludicrous. I like Shamrock and think he is a good fighter, but this isnt 1999 and I feel he would have serious problems with the current UFC top 5, let alone Silva and would regret his statement as soon as he realizes that Silva isnt Baroni, doesnt want to stand and brawl, and oops, those knees hurt like a bitch.
I find this to simply be a publicity ploy (*cough* desperate cry for attention/ co-promotion bait *cough cough) by Shaw (that Shamrock is feeding right into) but making outlandish claims wont make anyone take that organization more seriously. Shamrock needs not worry about Silva, but instead focus on Le, who has the ability to whip Shamrock badly.
Also, my hat off to Anderson Silva who has to be the classiest MMA fighter on any circuit.

-OUT-
bls1919
3/19/08 6:55:31PM
Typical Shamrock style. He needs to be worrying about Cung Lee rearanging his face. Not about Silva.
iwannabesedated
3/19/08 6:56:33PM
Until someone beats Frank, then Frank is the single best in the world," said Shaw, president of EliteXC Live Events. "And if Cung should beat Frank on March 29 in San Jose, then Cung Le will be the best in the world. And as Frank said, there is no single organization that owns the best fights or the best fighters..

So their Saying no org host the single best fights or fighters but Shaw goes on to say thar Frank or Cung is the best..


HAHAHAHA...and People hate on Dana for saying stupid things.
juanez13
3/19/08 6:58:02PM

Posted by 40ouncetofreedom

Until someone beats Frank, then Frank is the single best in the world," said Shaw, president of EliteXC Live Events. "And if Cung should beat Frank on March 29 in San Jose, then Cung Le will be the best in the world. And as Frank said, there is no single organization that owns the best fights or the best fighters..


HAHAHAHA...and People hate on Dana for saying stupid things.



Ha!
chubbud22
3/19/08 7:05:18PM
Frank cant even beat Renzo Gracie what makes him think he can beat ta spider
Nightmare27
3/19/08 7:08:20PM
Its Frank Shamrock, what would you expect him to say? Most fighters are confident in their abilities, but he is unbelievable cocky. He's like a heel in pro wrestling, he's just selling himself.
tuvok500
3/19/08 7:12:09PM
Frank WHO ???

quezocrema0032
3/19/08 7:39:02PM
yea this upsets me alot ufc is by far the best orginization out there and 2 go after silva and say that knowing silva wont be able 2 shut him up is cowardly talk crap about guys u can acctaually fite not ones u know cant fite u ... and beat renzo gracie 1st then see how u do against silva
ncordless
3/19/08 7:39:21PM

Posted by juanez13


Posted by 40ouncetofreedom

Until someone beats Frank, then Frank is the single best in the world," said Shaw, president of EliteXC Live Events. "And if Cung should beat Frank on March 29 in San Jose, then Cung Le will be the best in the world. And as Frank said, there is no single organization that owns the best fights or the best fighters..


HAHAHAHA...and People hate on Dana for saying stupid things.



Ha!



Yeah that is pretty funny.

Frank is always going to be Frank.
rabbit915
3/19/08 7:43:18PM
The funny thing about this is i think if you gave Frank a fight with Silva he would find a way to turn it down because he knows he would lose.
mutosufan
3/19/08 7:48:54PM
This is just an attempt to bring attention their organization. And to press the topic of co-promotion. No more, no less. They are ridiculous.
krthll1
3/19/08 7:49:31PM
Whatever. He couldn't even beat Renzo Gracie. What makes him think he could beat anderson. And Silva would sub Cung Le in less than 2 rounds.
RMFG_187
3/19/08 7:57:53PM
btw, to those 3 people that voted Frank Shamrock

wtf are u thinking
RMFG_187
3/19/08 8:02:02PM

Posted by three_days_of_grey

Well Shamrock is right about one thing, the UFC doesn't have all the best fighters in MMA, but they do have the majority of them and Anderson Silva is clearly the best in the MW division. I realize Gary Shaw is supposed to support his organization but to state that

Until someone beats Frank, then Frank is the single best in the world, and if Cung should beat Frank on March 29 in San Jose, then Cung Le will be the best in the world. And as Frank said, there is no single organization that owns the best fights or the best fighters. But in this case the best fighter in the world, hands down, bar none, for sure, is Frank Shamrock
borders on delusional.
To dismiss Silva, who has almost as many title fights in the past year as Shamrock has regular fights within the past 7 years is ludicrous. I like Shamrock and think he is a good fighter, but this isnt 1999 and I feel he would have serious problems with the current UFC top 5, let alone Silva and would regret his statement as soon as he realizes that Silva isnt Baroni, doesnt want to stand and brawl, and oops, those knees hurt like a bitch.
I find this to simply be a publicity ploy (*cough* desperate cry for attention/ co-promotion bait *cough cough) by Shaw (that Shamrock is feeding right into) but making outlandish claims wont make anyone take that organization more seriously. Shamrock needs not worry about Silva, but instead focus on Le, who has the ability to whip Shamrock badly.
Also, my hat off to Anderson Silva who has to be the classiest MMA fighter on any circuit.

-OUT-



I Agree 100% but i think that the classiest fighter in the world has to be Matt Hamill. I have never seen someone act so proper, with so much poise, even after he loses a fight that he clearly won, personally don't think Silva is that classy, he is a good guy, he gave props too Franklin and all, but he totally dissed Hendo even after he owned his ass. just MO tho.
definite Props
ryno18
3/19/08 8:51:34PM
Shamrock is way to cocky... I wonder what silva thinks about that comment? lol
mvp247
3/19/08 8:56:35PM
thats the dumbest shit i have ever heard silva is by far the best middleweight in the world right now and coming from a guy who is a champ in elitexc that shouldnt mean anything to anyone cause elitexc is a third rate company filled with a bunch of sideshow fighters.
Aaronno9
3/19/08 9:03:33PM



Man that is such a stupid thing to say. I cant believe people actually voted for frank! hed get absolutely beat down by Anderson. For that matter, i think hed also get beat up by rich, hendo and probably nate.
MondayNiteMauser
3/19/08 9:10:00PM
I'm laughin straight to the bank with this one...HA HAHAHA HA
DJDark41
3/19/08 9:16:02PM
I would like to see F. Shamrock vs Silva. I think Shamrock would stand a chance if Silva couldn't use his hands...or feet...or knees...or elbows...and was blindfolded, and maybe had a cold that particular day.
PaleHorse
3/20/08 5:08:11AM

Posted by postman

Still would love to see that fight. Of the guys out there you have to say Frank is one of the few who may have a chance.



Very very true, I think it would make for an entertaining fight at the very least. Frank Shamrock is a crafty bastard. (no actual reference to him being adopted or his past life or anything) but I really keep thinking that someone could beat Anderson and then Anderson destroys them. All he needs is one knee to do the job, and so far nobody has been able to take it to him. As for Shamrock standing with Cung Le, I think its just a head game, but who knows, Shamrock stood with Baroni (not saying a lot these days but hey just thought I'd mention it), I would like to see either Frank or Cung fight Anderson, especially since there is zero chance Paulo is going to fight him, and Okami wouldn't stand a chance, so the organizations need to start crossing over like Randy has been saying.
Shawn17
3/25/08 2:06:57PM
Frank Shamrock is right about a few things. The UFC doesnt have all the best fighters in the world and to call someone p4p the best in the world is redic. What does it even mean? If the two clashed I'd put my shammy cause he would be a huge underdog, when in fact he would have a very real chance at winning. People dismiss his skills because he is cocky, but the fact is in the last ten years he really hasnt lost a fight. He was beating renzo gracie from his back and dominating him standing. those knees to the body were doing way more damage then renzos lay n pray with a few weak hammerfists.
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