I dunno if it was the impressive Strikeforce/EliteXC showing last weekend, but all of a sudden there are fighters who aren’t looking so loyal to the UFC anymore. Of course the UFC made a new enemy in Ken Shamrock when they released him. Now Dana White’s favorite public whipping boy Tito Ortiz has changed his tune on leaving the UFC:
411: You mentioned it, Chuck said the same thing when I talked to him during the “300” junket. He foresees he’s pretty much gonna end his MMA career with UFC. You pretty much feeling the same thing?
TITO: Not now. I still see another three years of competition. Whether it’s in the UFC or if its another organization, but in my heart is to be loyal and stay in the UFC. All I want to see is the big pie being shared with the fighters. I’m sick of eating off the crumbs. I wanna piece of the pie, not just eating all the crumbs like they’ve been doing for the last four years that they’ve been collecting lots of revenue.
You might not see this as a big deal, but this is the first time Tito Ortiz has said he will consider other options. Perhaps all of the reporters asking him why he’s Dana’s little punk bitch has made him reconsider his position?