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Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz take shots at UFC and Dana White in TSN interview

Two of the UFC's former superstars sit down with TSN for an interview in which they take shots at the UFC and Dana White.

Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock were on Off the Record with Michael Landsberg on TSN. Not surprisingly, the two men did not speak highly of the UFC and, especially, of Dana White.

When asked if he feels like he's been reasonably compensated for his time in the UFC, Tito said:

"Reasonably? Not reasonably. I'm well off, yes. For the surgeries I've had and the things I have to look forward to when I'm 50, 60 years old? No. I look at guys like guys like Floyd Mayweather making $42 million dollars for a pay-per-view -- what am I doing differently from what this guy's doing?"

Leaving the rather ridiculous question of what the difference is between Tito Ortiz and Floyd Mayweather, Tito continued to stress that he's always there 'to fight' and plugged his fight with Rampage Jackson on November 2. He also discussed how he had a torn meniscus heading into the Forrest Griffin rematch and then tore his ACL and Lorenzo Fertitta paid him out of pocket for the injuries.

Shamrock talked about how he feels that it is the fighters, not Dana who are responsible for the UFC's growth:

"If Dana didn't have [Tito], or didn't have Chuck [Liddell], or didn't have me, or didn't have Frank [Shamrock] to be able to make money off of our sweat and our blood, where would he be? So without the charisma and talent we had, Dana White would not have a job right now."

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