This weekend Tito Ortiz will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. However, despite being a pioneer of the sport, a former UFC champion, and even owning a win over Ortiz inside the Octagon, one man who will likely never know the joy of joining the organization’s elite group of veterans is Frank Shamrock.
Shamrock, who was 5-0 in the UFC, has had personal issues with UFC President Dana White for years and even went so far as to call White a “douchebag” last week while visiting the set of MMA Uncensored. Shamrock has also been critical of the UFC Hall of Fame, questioning its legitimacy without his inclusion. However, it appears he shouldn’t be holding his breath if hoping to one day find himself as part of it.
“Frank Shamrock’s always talking smack. I don’t know what’s worse, Frank Shamrock talking smack like he should be in the Hall of Fame or Spike TV having him on. We have the biggest fight of the year coming up and they have Frank Shamrock on there, the most irrelevant dude on the planet,” said White in a recent interview with Sirius XM Satellite Radio (transcription by FightCove).
“Here’s the thing about the UFC Hall of Fame in all honesty, you know, the UFC Hall of Fame this is – these are guys that we have been inducting that have done a lot for the sport since we’ve have taken over, you know what I mean? Here’s a guy, you know, Frank Shamrock, Frank Shamrock hasn’t done anything for the new UFC,” concluded White, adding Shamrock’s short run in the UFC did not necessarily assist the organization in achieving its current success.
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