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War of Words Between Frank Shamrock and Dana White Continues

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Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar teamed up to give UFC 121 a huge box office boost at UFC 121 this past Saturday, but it wasn't the only war that earned headlines around the MMA world.

It may be a feud that will never lead to an in-ring conclusion, but the ongoing verbal fireworks between UFC president Dana White and MMA legend Frank Shamrock has continued on. Just days prior to UFC 121, White had some choice words for Shamrock, and now Shamrock has fired back.

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Post #1   10/25/10 2:19:58PM   

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"Wow and false, is all that I can say about Dana's comments that I am a two-faced liar and further, what a bully and terrible example of combat sports meets corporate America," Shamrock wrote.

Shamrock explained that he visited White essentially to make peace.

"We parted with nothing more than a clear understanding of our different views and brands," said Shamrock, who recently retired and is in the process of moving to New York with plans to help lobby for MMA sanctioning.

"Dana's recent comments on AOL are ridiculous and insulting and I am sad to see them associated with our sport," he continued. "We will never be a true sport, or art for that matter, until we are free to speak our hearts and minds. I was being genuinely honest about my beliefs and dreams and did not attack, insult, curse or become angry with him in any way. And yet in return, I was attacked, ridiculed and bullied, and finally, my character questioned publically."

Shamrock went on to say that White is an example of the bullying epidemic that is a current topic of national attention.

"My comments in reply to Mr. White's insulting tirade is that mixed martial arts breeds confidence, builds character and creates strong diverse communities whose foundation is honor, respect and discipline, and Dana White, I refuse to be bullied by you, and further, I respect a man who truthfully stands up and fights for his family with honor," he wrote.

"Anytime you want to become a real man and not a bully, you let me know," he continued. "I would [be] happy to oblige you with [a] personal introduction to Shamrock MMA."



LOL @ both Dana White and Frank Shamrock, IMO.

Post #2   10/25/10 2:38:25PM   

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These two....as a matter of fact, these three (throw in Ken) are like petulant siblings who just fire back and forth on each other. It's funny and sad at the same time.

Post #3   10/25/10 5:22:09PM   

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As I stated earlier, I got to stick with Shamrock on this one.
Dana has done a lot for this sport (mainly the UFC), and was the man for the job. he got the action rolling.

However, is White what the sport needs now? I don't believe that's a simple question to answer and their's no easy way to go around it.

Post #4   10/25/10 8:25:20PM