UFC 1 veteran Ken Shamrock joined Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, where he discussed his coming to terms with UFC President Dana White.

Ken Shamrock is relieved that he can finally put the tiresome Dana White rivalry behind him after the two squashed their beef a few weeks ago.

The former UFC heavyweight competitor recently "squashed the beef" with the UFC President, after years of documented troubles and tensions between the two iconic figures in MMA. While the situation was eventually remedied, Shamrock admit that this was not an overnight decision, but one that had been developing inside of him for quite some time. Eventually, he took the decision to stop fighting the UFC's head honcho, which led to the eventual talks between them.

"It was just kind of the way things happened," Shamrock said. "It has always been in the back of my mind. I kind always wanted to be able to let this go. I know I had my moments where it was more personal for me., as Dana [White] has had his. As time went on, it just got to a point where no matter what I was fighting for, whether it was for fighter pay or fighter treatment, or whether it was the way that I had been treated, it just seemed like banging my head against a wall. It was just becoming so repetitious. Every time my name got mentioned, I got bashed.

"So I saw the opportunity to at least reach out and squash it."

Shamrock believed that his issues with Dana were only hindering certain developments in the sport, and it was time to put their differences aside to work together on such matters.

"I think we can move forward and build things without trashing one another.  So I decided that it was time for us to talk. I wanted to bury the hatchet, and Dana felt the same. I think we both still kinda feel the way we feel, but the way we developed out of it is the right way."

The UFC legend also reflected on White's protectionist stance on the UFC, and stated that there will come a time when Dana will have to consider a more tactical approach to defending his company.

"Dana White's position is that his whole thing is to protect the UFC at any cost. To me that is not necessarily a bad thing, but I think that it has its strengths and it has its weaknesses. I think that at some time or another, he has to turn around and take a look at that.

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