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Tito Holds Phantom Foot in UFC Door

I love when fighters give you the impression that they are leaving the door open, even though they’ve actually left a steaming pile of dog poo, eagerly awaiting to be extinguished by expensive hush puppies.

Case in point: Tito Ortiz. In an interview with, he said that he might return to the UFC if Dana White would make “a public apology for the things that he has done.” He then went on to praise Lorenzo Fertitta for being a good guy, and insisted that the tensions between him and Dana White started rather early, with Dana constantly undercutting him. If there’s a good way to get a guy to apologize to you, it’s definitely by making him seem like a slimy little bastard, no?

He left the interview also claiming that Mark Cuban’s organization is really solid. If that isn’t a clear signal of where he’s jumping ship, I don’t know what is.

On the plus side, it does appear that he’s taking Machida as a serious threat. He didn’t seem to disagree with his overall ranking, and commented that if Machida is undefeated, it must be because he has at least a few tricks up his sleeve. This, combined with the overwhelming urge he must have to leave the UFC with a giant finger in the face of Dana White is the main reason I give him the win. I’m also looking forward to seeing what offensive and censor worthy shirt he’ll put on, regardless of the outcome of the fight. This could also be the only time we see Dana White entering the Octagon and knocking someone out with a chair, ensuing into a giant royal rumble that ends with Dana in a suplex, vowing sweet revenge.

  • garth

    i would be ok with a royal rumble ending, as long as someone is waggling a finger while yelling in someone else’s face

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy)

    Tito Ortiz dropping to middleweight to compete in Dream’s grand prix confirmed.

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy)

    Hopefully he won’t have trouble cutting the additional 7 ounces.

  • kentyman

    I heard the last 5 ounces are painful.

  • Jeremy (not that Jeremy)

    Crap, looks like Dream actually uses UFC weight classes not Pride ones. My joke is fail. :(

  • Omomatta

    I hate Tito and Dana equally. I say bring in the chairs. Just don’t hit Mazzagatti’s stache in the process.

  • ploppy

    “This, combined with the overwhelming urge he must have to leave the UFC with a giant finger in the face of Dana White is the main reason I give him the win.”

    You misspelled “ass”…it’s not “f-a-c-e”.

  • crs

    Sherdog is reporting Rico convinced Tito to join him in YAMMA. But actually the takedowns with nothing happening afterwards as an entire fight is what really won his heart. Plus he can make up the contract difference by selling his place in Big Bear since he won’t need super stamina powers anymore.

  • Rob Enderle

    I can see Dana rumbling in his aerobics tights and Tito bending over in laughter at the sight of a skinnier and gayer Andre Agassi attacking him.

  • Rob Enderle

    Can you use more Dana pictures of him wearing Affliction clothing?