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.