ken-shamrock-5.jpgLAS VEGAS – The idea of a group of UFC Hall of Famers and champs is crashing the promotion’s 20th anniversary event apparently is hilarious to UFC President Dana White.

The UFC executive laughed today when asked about a Twitter message from Tito Ortiz that invited Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Randy Couture, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to show up at November’s UFC 167 event, where they’re presumably persona non grata.

“What are they going to do? They’re going to come in and sit in their seats and watch the f—ing fight,” White said today during a pre-event press conference in support of UFC 168. “Buy seats to the fight. Come. Have fun. Have a blast. Grab some beers. Watch the show and have fun.”

White mocked Ortiz for writing the message, which prompted responses of support from Couture and the Shamrocks.

“First of all, Tito is the cheapest motherf—er on the planet earth,” he said. “Tito doesn’t spend a dime for anything. He offered to buy the tickets. The two Shamrock knuckleheads ought to take him up on it. We know Ken doesn’t have the money. Frank probably doesn’t, either. Let Tito buy.”

With the exception of Ken Shamrock, the veteran fighters all have something in common: A rocky relationship with White, and a stake in the Viacom-owned Bellator, whether through fighting or work on the promotion’s reality show, “Fight Master.”

The UFC president was slightly more charitable speaking of Jackson, whom he said is “doing his thing.” He was far less jovial about Ken Shamrock, who sued the UFC in 2008 and lost a judgement.

This past week, Shamrock reemerged in the MMA media and was critical of the UFC, which he said had mistreated fighters. He also took aim at White on Twitter for insulting his brother, Couture, Ortiz and Jackson.

“You insult randy, you swear at frank, you put down Tito, you criticize rampage. DO YOU have any Respect left?” he wrote.

White countered that Ken’s criticisms of the UFC were hardly about support for his fellow vets.

“You’re trying to become relevant again is what you’re trying to do,” he said. “Let’s not forget that Ken Shamrock tried to sue us. Ken owes me $175,000, and I’m coming for it, Ken. I’m coming for the f—ing money, you piece of s–t. You should have stayed wherever you were, hidden under the f—ing porch somewhere.

“The guy owes me $175,000 because him and his scumbag lawyer put together some phony lawsuit that he lost, and he owes me $175,000 in attorney’s fees. And he’s out there talking about what he doesn’t have and what guys aren’t getting and all this s–t. He’s trying to make himself relevant again, and if anybody can’t see that, you’re just f—ing stupid.”

Calls to Shamrock and his last known attorney, Phil Haskins, went unreturned.

Colby Williams, a Las Vegas-based attorney who represents the UFC on a variety of matters, said the amount owed to the UFC was “around $120,000,” and that interest is accruing on the judgement, which was awarded in 2010.

Williams declined to say exactly how White and the UFC are attempting to recover the monies owed from the judgement, but said, “Everything is on the table, and we’ve been asked to explore how to go about vindicating the company’s rights in that regard.”

For more on UFC 167, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Ken Shamrock)

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