Is Zuffa Sue Happy, Frank Shamrock Thinks So

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Most people know that Zuffa the parent company of the UFC has been on a suing streak lately. (UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, DSE (PRIDE), and threatening various websites for using UFC in there name)

In a recent article by Sam Caplan over at CBSsports, Caplan enlightened many of us to a long standing suit the UFC has with former UFC middleweight champion Frank Shamrock.

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Shamrock has made it clear he doesn’t approve how the UFC does business. 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.

Frank Shamrock is set to take on Cung Le at the co-promoted Strikeforce-EliteXC event on March 29 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.


  1. roy

    March 6, 2008 at 3:56 am

    that sounds like the ufc

  2. wtf dana

    March 6, 2008 at 7:41 am

    im about done watching ufc. this sort of stuff sucks. they need to treat their fighters well. dana can say what he wants, but when nearly all of the top tier fighters are saying the same thing, that points to the integrity of dana and the ufc.

    perhaps its about time that there is a players union like in other major US sports.

  3. kom34

    March 6, 2008 at 8:11 am

    if all of that is true it really is petty on behalf of the UFC. in that case, i hope Frank Shamrock vs. Tito is a big fight for Elite when it happends.

  4. Jon Dean

    March 6, 2008 at 8:21 am

    The problem with the UFC is that they have contracted fighters. How can you possibly say you have the world champion when you pick and own all the fighters. Just rediculous. It is not a sports organization but an entertainment organization. I'm done with the UFC too.

    We need an organization that gives prize money in a year long tournement style with fighters who qualify entry. Imagine the great "superbowl" like spectacle for the finals in each weight division!!!!

  5. roy

    March 6, 2008 at 8:32 am

    i would love to see that jon dean, the more they win the more they make not just your danas friend, anyone who can make it through will get the big bucks for winning.

  6. tom

    March 7, 2008 at 4:20 am

    ufc better start to buy them more money like fuck and tito vs shamrock would be badass

  7. rhinox

    March 7, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Does anyone know when Frank and Ken are going to fight? I heard a rumor that they were going to after Kens next fight.

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