I defend Dana White a lot, because the interwebs are full of 14 year old morons who think they know better than him when it comes to running the UFC. But I’m not about to ignore when he makes stupid statements and passes up on huge business for the company. I’ve verbally ripped on him when he shat all over Tito Ortiz, who makes Zuffa more money than any other fighter in the company. And now I’ll shit on him for showing disrespect to Ken Shamrock, who also made the UFC tons of cash.
In this article with Yahoo Sports, Dana White denies that he’s talked with Ken’s people and says the UFC might release Ken from his contract with the UFC. I don’t know where to begin with this stupidity. Say what you will about Ken Shamrock’s fading abilities, but he’s still a massive draw. It would be foolish of the UFC to release him, especially with EliteXC suddenly looking like serious players in the industry.
Ah well … if Dana does decide to let Ken go, there is an upside for the fans: Frank Shamrock said at the Judgement Day press conference that he would be willing to fight his adoptive brother.
UPDATE: It’s official. The UFC has dropped Ken Shamrock’s contract.