Fran Shamrock: “This was the UFC’s time to make a move and they did.”

Mixed martial arts legend, Frank Shamrock gives his thoughts on the recent purchase of his home, the California based promotion, Strikeforce by Zuffa LLC., explaining he expected changes but not on that level.

Shamrock, speaking via, said:

“I was pretty shocked. I think it was Saturday morning and we had a birthday party for a friend and I was completely blown over by it. I can’t say I saw it coming but I know the demands of Strikeforce were high and I knew the financial partners were strained and weren’t interested in the big risks. I knew change was coming, I didn’t know we were going to change that much.”

“They got tired of writing big checks and not seeing the big return. For them [the older established sports model is] the kind of business they wanted to be in. They didn’t want to be in the visionary, high-risk startup kind of MMA business.”

“I think it was too early for Scott. I don’t think he wanted to get out this early. Scott was in it for the long haul. He probably had another five years, but time and business is everything. This was the UFC’s time to make a move and they did.”

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