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Shamrock dismisses Silva

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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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Post #1   3/19/08 6:07:47PM   

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

Post #2   3/19/08 6:12:27PM   

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



best way to put it

Post #3   3/19/08 6:18:57PM   

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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.

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Post #4   3/19/08 6:19:35PM   

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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

Post #5   3/19/08 6:24:04PM   

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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.

Post #6   3/19/08 6:30:22PM   

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Frank is such a loud mouth........Anderson would destroy him!!!!!!!!

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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.

Post #8   3/19/08 6:40:15PM   

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HAHAHHAHAHHA

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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-

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Typical Shamrock style. He needs to be worrying about Cung Lee rearanging his face. Not about Silva.

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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.

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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!

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Frank cant even beat Renzo Gracie what makes him think he can beat ta spider

Post #14   3/19/08 7:05:18PM   

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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.

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