Frank Shamrock. Photo credit: Tracy Lee for Combat Lifestyle, via Bloody Elbow
Frank Shamrock used to find work as a fighter. These days, he's UFC Public Enemy And General Gadfly Numero Uno.
One of the finest fighters of his day, Shamrock has long had an array of problems with White. And vice versa. Oh, very much vice versa.
Just look at the colorful adjectives and metaphors that fly through the Internet when one man's name comes up in front of the other. White pulls no verbal punches, but there's a few extra degrees worth of heat contained in the wind he pushes in Frank Shamrock's direction.
Whatever it is, it's deeply personal, and they've both said as much.
It all seems to trace back to around the time Shamrock left the UFC, or at least when White became head honcho. Just when you think the beef has died down, here it comes flaring up again.
Frank's "brother" Ken keeps a lower profile these days. But he put up quite a stink when the UFC released him in 2006, in part, Ken says, because of his decision to coach in the International Fight League. He sued Zuffa for breach of contract but ultimately lost.
Most recently, Frank Shamrock, who also works as a coach on Bellator's Fight Master program, needled White over competition from Bellator, saying White should be "a little nervous." Well, White doesn't like that kind of thing. It doesn't rub him the right way. And Shamrock knows that.
That's why he does it. Nothing but pure, unadulterated hate, flowing freely in both directions.
Bow down to the bitterest breakups in UFC history. Some things are beyond reconciling.
Scott Harris is a featured columnist and unrepentant slideshow writer with Bleacher Report MMA. Did this slideshow motivate you to strike up a feud of your own? If so, find Scott Harris on Twitter, and bring your best verbal jabs.