Dana White: Miletich Could End Up In HOF
Posted on 03 Jul 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Dana White recently spoke about the UFC Hall of Fame, its criteria and more. Check out the highlights:
On the criteria used for inductions: "Guys that have been inducted are guys who have contributed to the growth of the sport and the UFC over the last 11 years. That's the way you could really look at it. It's not just what they accomplished inside the octagon. It's what they did outside, too – guys who have absolutely busted their ass and flown around the world and taken time away from their family and other things they were doing to help build the sport and help build the UFC."
On Pat Miletich: "Miletich is a guy who contributed to this. At the time when we bought this company, Miletich had probably the biggest and the best camp in the entire sport. At that time, Pat's camp was huge, and all the top guys came out of Miletich. Pat was actually the champion, and he lost to Carlos Newton when we bought the company. He was Matt Hughes' coach. Jens Pulver. Tim Sylvia. A guy like Miletich could (be in the Hall of Fame)."
On whether Frank Shamrock's personal problems with White would keep him out: "Since the day I was born, I've never fought with anybody like I've fought with Tito Ortiz. But Tito Ortiz will go into the Hall of Fame. It is what it is, but if somebody thinks Frank Shamrock should be in there before some of the guys that have been inducted already and guys that have done so much for the UFC? I'm not going to put Matt Hughes or Chuck Liddell or these guys that have done incredible amounts of work for the sport, for the brand, for everything? I'm going to put Frank Shamrock in there before these guys? A guy that does nothing but bad-mouth us since the day we bought the company and really isn't a good guy at all on any level? He should be there before these guys that busted their ass for the UFC? Maybe there's going to be a Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Maybe Frank Shamrock has a place there that makes more sense because in the 11 years that I've been here, that jackass hasn't done one thing as far as I've seen to further the sport or the UFC."