Dana White: Frank Shamrock hasn’t done anything for the new UFCPosted on July 2, 2012, 08:07 AM by Anton Gurevich
"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. And when I say the new UFC I mean the regulated, since it’s been regulated, since it’s been back on pay-per-view, mainstream television, all the things that have been done over the last 12 years, the guys who have been inducted have helped us get to where we are. Frank Shamrock isn’t one of those guys." - fightcove.com (via MMA.tv)
UFC President Dana White responded to Frank Shamrock's interview on Spike TV, where the first UFC Light Heavyweight champion spoke about not being included in UFC Hall of Fame. According to White, "Frank Shamrock hasn’t done anything for the new UFC", therefore he has no place in the Hall of Fame.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame this weekend. Ortiz has defended his title 5 times (current record-holder in the UFC Light Heavyweight division), before losing to Randy Couture at UFC 44. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy will face Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II fight card.