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Tuesday, 10/16/2012, 01:34 pm

Frank Shamrock: When ZUFFA Bought Strikeforce It Felt Like My Baby Died | MMA NEWS

“Strikeforce was my baby. Scott [Coker] and I were sitting, like this, at a coffee shop. He was like, ‘Bro, I wanna do MMA.’ It was literally like that. And I go, ‘Wow, are you kidding me? Do you know hard it is? Do you know how much money it costs and the risk there is?’ And he and I were like bros, and we shook hands and said, ‘Let’s do it!’ I put everything into that company. I mean, literally every day of my life, I woke up, and I breathed Strikeforce. It was the first chance I saw, besides the monopoly of the UFC, to give MMA a shot — to give martial artists, who don’t know what MMA is about, a nice picture of it. Scott was a martial artist as a promoter, and he got it. He let me do my thing. I’m an entertainer. I’m a risk taker. When we sold, it was harder than you [Bas Rutten] breaking my face in our first fight. It was like everything ended that day. It was really tough.”

Former UFC champion and current Strikeforce personality, Frank Shamrock, told Inside MMA’s Bas Rutten that he felt like his baby died when ZUFFA bought Strikeforce.


7 Responses to “Frank Shamrock: When ZUFFA Bought Strikeforce It Felt Like My Baby Died | MMA NEWS”

  1. Jasplanet says:

    I feelz ya bruh..

  2. Noway! says:

    Dam that sucks! Strikeforce was never a great promotion but I did feel it was the closes major promotion to compete against UFC, and I also felt like dam! I can’t believe they allowed the UFC to purchase them.

  3. MrOuiji says:

    I like strikeforce and have enjoyed their product but quit whining frank. If you have been so resilent in “creating” a promotion so it again but let’s not blow the money on the entrances and use it to pay the bills. Don’t sign contracts you can’t keep and quit touting every card as the most epic ever because half the time I watch I lower the volume because the repetitive commentary makes me want to change the channel.

  4. stephen riddle says:

    I got to watch the cung le, overeem, fedor era which i guess wasnt that long ago! Diaz was champ and dan smashed fedor not long after! Wtf happened over there?!?

  5. Sherman says:

    Think different

  6. Sherman says:

    Think different… Real hero

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