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Shonie Carter is sick of the UFC

The UFC seems to be getting clogged up with fighters who can win on any given night but aren’t about to be champions any time soon. No fighter fits this bill more than Shonie Carter. He’ll beat any fighter in the UFC just to prove that he can, but doesn’t have the consistancy to ever become a contender. There’s not too much you can do with a guy like Shonie, and he’s getting sick of waiting for the UFC to figure out what they want from him:

“They want me to sit back on my thumbs and get older and older, but I’m not 25; I’m 35. If the UFC is not going to put me on, then fucking cut me. I want my UFC Hall of Fame award, but ain’t no award, no medal, no plaque or no belt paying my bills. It’s to that point and I’m like, this is some bullshit. ”

“Dana White can give himself a 5 million dollar raise and a $700,000 swimming pool and Monte Cox just got himself a brand new Cadillac Escalade and a 1.8 million dollar house and I’m like, motherfucker, I’m trying to upgrade to a 2 bedroom apartment. I’m like, what the fuck man; none of those guys have taken one punch. Well, Monte may have because he’s done some boxing, but that’s pussy ass boxing.”

If you ask me, Shonie should do what every fighter with some name recognition should do: Give Ken Pavia a call. If Ken can hook Sean Salmon up with double digit matches, imagine what he can do with Shonie?

  • Audacity

    Wasn’t Dana White some sort of boxer at one point?

  • Darkie

    Shonie is the Rodney Dangerfield of MMA.

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy)

    Dana operated a small chain of boxing gyms. I assume he fought as well, but I don’t think he’s ever professionally competed in any combat sport.

  • fightlinker

    No wonder he likes Din Thomas and Jorge Gurgel … small chain of gyms, never succeeded in fighting. They’re like little ethnic Danas

  • Earhole

    “No wonder he likes Din Thomas and Jorge Gurgel … small chain of gyms, never succeeded in fighting. They’re like little ethnic Danas”

    Holy shit. Funniest line ever. I can hear the Dana pogroms now…

  • ilostmydog

    Shonie’s just pissed that he had to fight for scumbag promoter Mark Pavelich recently. Pavelich seriously makes Dana White look like a humble and professional businessman.

  • Amy Robinson

    If Shonie wants to get paid better, he needs to get better. End of story.

    White and Cox in all reality are the superstars of their particular career fields, so of coarse they’re making serious bank.

    If Shonie was an elite fighter, then shit would be different.

  • Asa

    Word, wtf man? Shonie’s exciting as ell to watch. Any time I saw him fight I had a blast. Whether he’s getting knocked stupid or throwing spinning backfists he’s a fun as hell ’cause he keeps coming.

  • Michaelthebox

    Asa: Shonie being exciting isn’t a unanimously held opinion. I hate watching him fight, simply because his only good skill is surviving.

  • Matt

    Shonie needs to stop coming to the cage drunk.

  • dragomort

    If Shonie could defeat a 2-0 iron worker and get his personal life in order instead of trying to issue Amber Alerts for his kids who are with their mom that still has legal custody of them he might just be able to have a 3 or 4 bedroom apartment. As is, he’s been failing at both lately. He’s squandered away the success that he’s gained and potential he has and has noone to blaim for the majority of it but himself. Yelling at those who could get him ahead in life is another good example of why he’s on hard times in the first place.

    Wait a sec! I actually like Shonie! Damn your brainwashing techniques fightlinker, now you’re turning us all into a bunch of sarcastic downers!

  • Xavier

    Shonie just lost to that shitty newbie Canadian that other promoters were trying to say was a dangerous match FOR THE OTHER GUY. He whooped Shonie in the first fuckin’ round.

    Shonie is garbage, he’s only getting attention because of his personality and his “will do anything for attention” bullshit.

  • Mr.ThePlague

    Oh boy, that Shonie’s a card! He gets his ass beat in the octagon, so he deserves the millions Dana makes after building the organization form the ground up? Makes perfect sense. He’s also the biggest one trick pony in the game, and constant telegraphed spinning backfists do not make for excitement in my book.

  • Swedish Guy

    “No wonder he likes Din Thomas and Jorge Gurgel … small chain of gyms, never succeeded in fighting. They’re like little ethnic Danas”


  • Ralphus

    I have little sympathy for the fighters with similar stories. Until they decide to organize themselves (possibly unionize) they will continue to be taken advantage of. If it can happen to Randy Couture (admittedly on a much higher level) then it can happen to anyone. Fighters deserve much more than they’re getting but what they get is what they negotiated.

  • Beau

    I’d love to see some more Shonie in the UFC. Fuck, use him as a gatekeeper. Why do we still have to watch shitty ass Gurgel but dont get to watch Shonie. I dont think he’ll ever be champ or anything like that but he’d be perfect to match up against a UFC newcomer or someone coming off a loss. If you beat Shonie then you got skills, if you lose then you need to go back to the drawing board. If UFC doesn’t want him send him over to EliteXC, I heard they need some welterweight talent.

  • operator

    They would like to keep someone like Shonie on the sidlines so they can put him up against fighters who are up and coming as a test. Other than that I don’t think they would have any more use for him. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get matched up against someone from tuf six.

  • kentyman

    Maybe he could afford a better apartment if he didn’t blow all his money on rhinestones.

    Shonie Carter is the Liberace of MMA.

  • Stevie J

    I love Shonie but perhaps he’d be better served doing play-by-play commentary at this point in his career.

  • fightlinker

    Shonie Carter + Frank Mir = I kill myself