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Dana White needed to combat UFC legend Tito Ortiz and was satisfied he would have gained however former champion backed out


The feud between Dana White and Tito Ortiz goes again a great distance.

Ortiz was one of many UFC’s early pioneers, was as soon as the sunshine heavyweight champion and inducted into the Corridor of Fame again in 2012.

UFC president Dana White doesn’t get together with all people within the sport
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That also doesn’t imply he and UFC president White needed to get alongside, in truth the pair hated one another.

All of it allegedly began on a personal jet when Ortiz obtained White right into a neck crank and refused to let go, though each events supply totally different variations of the occasions.

The feud escalated a lot that the pair had been meant to have a boxing match in 2007, till Ortiz pulled out.

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White informed TMZ: “I didn’t (problem him to a combat). He challenged me. I skilled for it and I introduced in actual guys. I spent critical time actually coaching for this combat and I used to be completely going to do it.

“He did (again out). He blinked.

“Yeah I might have gained. I might have completely gained that boxing match.”

Ortiz provided a barely totally different model of what transpired. He did resolve in opposition to the boxing match however was primarily compelled to by Dana White.

In an interview in 2018, he stated: “Individuals at all times ask what occurred to that boxing match. It was a type of issues that was so unfaithful and fabricated on so many factors.

“Sure we had been speculated to field. Any combat or any competitors that I’ve ever carried out that must be sanctioned by the Athletic Fee and you must weigh in on a scale there was a contract in entrance of you of the place the funds or any sort of cash that was raised, the place was that cash going?

“Me and Dana agreed on a 50/50. If there was something reduce and I imply $20 to a $100,000 to $1million, something produced from our combat we’re going to cut up 50/50.

President Dana White believes he would have gained in opposition to Ortiz
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“When it got here all the way down to it and it was going to get down he stated ‘we are able to’t do this anymore. I can’t offer you something’.

“I stated ‘if there’s no contract and also you aren’t going to provide me something then I’m not going to do it’. This was a month earlier than the combat was even introduced that it was going to occur.

“I informed him ‘I’m not going to do it’ and he stated ‘nicely you must do it’. Any of my different fights I at all times fought for cash and I had a contact in entrance of me so the Athletic Fee sees it and the load class I’ve to make.

“Swiftly I’m not getting any monetary income from it, it didn’t make any sense to me. I’m a enterprise man.

“It was a possibility for Dana White to indicate he was this large dangerous powerful man who’s prepared to combat the previous champ from UFC and he obtained a possibility from Spike TV to market it that approach, flying him round in his Leer Jets, coaching and saying how a lot he was preparing for this combat.


“On the time I wasn’t even coaching as a result of it was by no means going to occur. It was propaganda on his facet to indicate that the boxing match was speculated to occur.

“I want it could have occurred and I might have shut him up and numerous his followers up however I’m glad it didn’t occur as a result of I in all probability would have damage him.”




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