If you haven’t heard — UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz has been dropping cryptic tweets that he may be headed back to the cage. It just may not be the one we are use to seeing him in. A recent pic of Bellator headquarters, posted by Ortiz (later deleted) suggested that the former UFC champ may be following Quinton “Rampage” Jackson over to the UFC’s competitor.
This of course does not sit well with UFC president and former manager of Ortiz, Dana White. During the UFC on Fox 8 Post-fight scrum, White had no issues trashing his former client and employee.
“Who gives a s–t?” White said.
“Tito’s lost every fight he’s had for the last three years or something? He won one fight in the last three years against Ryan Bader. Tito hung in there and made some more money. He was a guy who was around in the early days. It’s time for Tito to move on.”
“Tito’s going to have to do whatever Tito’s going to have to do. Tito is the guy who back in the early days was like, ‘I’m going to retire young from this sport. I’m going to become an actor, and my Punishment Athletics line is going through the roof. I’m not going to be that guy who hangs around the sport.’ Does anybody remember all that s—?
“Now Tito’s like, ‘Yeah, I think I’m going to come back. I haven’t won a fight in three years, and I’m old.’ Obviously, Tito needs money. That’s the only reason he would come back.”