The following is an excerpt from an interview with Frank Shamrock from PunchDrunkGamer.com:
PDG: The big news today is that Randy Couture has left the UFC because of the way that he felt he was treated, that he was underpaid and the fact that the UFC didn’t sign Fedor Emelianenko. Any thoughts?
Frank Shamrock: I saw it coming. Yesterday I was talking with a guy that said Randy was going to continue to dominate in the UFC and I told him that Randy was going to walk away the first chance that he got. At the end of the day the UFC is promoting the UFC and not promoting the talent. Their job is to build their brand and its good business for them but bad business for the sport. I am sure that is how Randy saw it and he wanted a chance to solidify his legacy with a fight against Fedor. The UFC decided to argue over peanuts; if want the best than you pay for the best and you don’t worry about the rest.
Stay tuned to MMANews.com as we expect to have an in-depth exclusive interview with Frank Shamrock ourselves later this week.