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How the UFC is fucking Frank Shamrock

Another day, another 10 articles on what’s next for Anderson Silva. I hear even NASA has put their top scientists on trying to find someone appropriate for the Spider to face. At this point us lowly MMA sports writers are down to process of elimination. And Sam Caplan’s got Frank Shamrock firmly in the ‘never gonna happen’ column:

It’s also little known that the UFC has been suing Shamrock for years over a variety of issues, the most notable being that Shamrock uses footage of himself from when he was in the UFC. According to Shamrock, he has legal rights to 30-second clips of some of his fights because they were signed over to him by Bob Meyrowitz before Zuffa obtained ownership of the UFC. Zuffa doesn’t seem to care about the legal documents that Shamrock claims he has and is suing him anyway.

Shamrock is believed to be losing thousands of dollars in legal bills each month in this legal dispute. In talking to him in the past, he’s also not allowed to fight in Nevada. The belief is that the UFC is trying to bleed Shamrock dry in order to force him to come to a settlement with them and fight once more for the UFC. The thing is, while the UFC is burning a hole in Shamrock’s wallet, he’s still making a very healthy living on his own.

I had no idea about the lawsuit stuff and I’m actually quite surprised that this isn’t a better known fact. The only thing Frank Shamrock loves to do more than talking … is talking SHIT. Interviews with Frank are barely interviews. You just say “Hi Frank” and then he goes off for 20 minutes on the state of the sport, why Dana White is a fuckface, and so on and so forth. The fact that he keeps the lawsuits on the downlow is just not like Frank.

The only thing I can think of is that Frank knows it’s smart to keep his mouth shut about pending litigation because it can come back to bite you in the ass in court. Hmm, maybe that’s something we here at Fightlinker need to learn? Eh. Naaaaah.

16 COMMENTS
  • Fightlinker Jackal says:

    This is not news to me. I’ve seen a video interview of Frank and he talked quite a bit about his legal issues with the UFC. If I recall correctly they’re more than one lawsuit. I think its more Ryan Harkness being a shitty reporter than Shamrock keeping it on the downlow. We still love you for the fat dumbfuck you are though :)

  • dignan says:

    Exactly.

    If they are burning a hole in his wallet, why give them ANY extra ammunition to delay an outcome or create more hoops to jump through.

    It’s amazing to actually be on a Shamrock’s side in any sort of situation. I hope he ends up smashing Dana’s face in.

  • JackalAss says:

    Frank would Demoralize Anderson Silva.

    I say let the fight happen…I say let them duke it out on Rio Heros!

  • Ross says:

    Why can’t he fight in Nevada?

  • AJB says:

    If he has pending law suits against him related to competition filed in Nevada courts, there may be A) an injunction against him competing while the suit is in progress, or B) the NSAC may have decided against approving any of his fights until the suits are cleared.

  • ilostmydog says:

    Who gives a shit? It’s Frank Shamrock, one of the douchiest guys in all MMA.

  • Fightlinker Jackal says:

    Start cheering for Cung then 😉

  • Anubis says:

    Yes, Frank is a douchebag. All be it a very “entertaining” douchebag. Let’s draw a distinction between Frank and Matt Hughes who is an “annoying douchebag. I’d much rather watch Frank Shamrock teabag Phil Baroni (a “boneheaded” douchebag) than watch Matt Hughes beat up some defenseless “noob” douchebags on TUF.

  • JMas says:

    Frank would get his ass kicked by silva

  • garth says:

    excellent analysis Anubis. Anubysis.
    Frank seems to be moving into promotion too. Proximity to Gary Shaw-ooze might be causing dangerous changes in his personality.
    Whoever mentioned Shamrock (any Shamrock) smashing Dana White’s head in, I second.

  • Hack Arnold says:

    Then there’s the topic all the blogs are avoiding: How all it took to buy off all of the blogger critics of Yahoo’s MMA page was for Yahoo to come calling, offering UFC 82 for free.

  • RL Dookiefuck says:

    fightlinker why don’t you run a story on this:

    http://www.richfranklin.com/photo/ryitrty.JPG

  • RL Dookiefuck says:

    better yet: Daily Rubout

    ahahaha

  • ilostmydog says:

    There’s nothing entertaining about Frank Shamrock being a douchebag. He’s an annoying narcissistic douchebag that puts other annoying narcissistic douchebags, Matt Hughes and Dana White included, to absolute shame.

  • garth says:

    ilostmydog: you’re right.
    but he fights better than Dana, and somehow just doesn’t annoy me the same way Hughes does. I don’t know why it is…just the thought of Hughes gives me the itchiest asshole of rage. But Shamrock just makes me mute the TV when he’s talking.

  • goddamn dookie that’s a creepy ass pic

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