Posted On:2/06/2008 12:38pm
Style: San Da, Judo, BJJ
February 6, 2008
Tito Ortiz Trashes Dana White, Hints at Starting New Fight Promotion on “Howard Stern Show”
Posted by MMA Junkie on February 6, 2008 at 11:12 am ET
UFC light heavyweight Tito Ortiz had some harsh words for UFC President Dana White and hinted that he might eventually start his own fight promotion when he leaves the UFC. Ortiz discussed both topics while a guest on today’s “Howard Stern Show,” which airs on Sirius as satellite radio’s most popular program.
Ortiz was a guest on the show with his girlfriend, former porn superstar and mogul Jenna Jameson. While much of the interview focused on Jameson and her new book, Stern did ask Ortiz about his current feud with White and plans for the future.
“He’s an egotistical egomaniac,” Ortiz said of White. “He wants to be a fighter and a superstar.
“I’ve worked so hard for (the UFC) and put my ass on the line. I’ve fought injured and with a torn ACL and a bulging disc and still put my ass on the line, and they still don’t show me respect… Dana’s like Don King. The only thing that separates him and Dana White is the color of their skin.“
Ortiz also confirmed that he’ll be a free agent after his May 24 fight with Lyoto Machida. He said he “could” go to work for another organization or even start his own fight promotion when that time comes.
His decision to leave the UFC is based largely on his and other fighters’ pay — an issue Ortiz has spoken about openly for years and that has been well-documented here on MonkeyScrotumCleaning.tvMonkeyScrotumCleaning.tvMo nkeyScrotumCleaning.tvMonkeyScrotumCleaning.tvMonk eyScrotumCleaning.tvMonkeyScrotumCleaning.tvMonkey ScrotumCleaning.tvMonkeyScrotumCleaning.tvMonkeySc rotumCleaning.tvMonkeyScrotumCleaning.tvMonkeyScro tumCleaning.tvMonkeyScrotumCleaning.tvMonkeyScrotu mCleaning.tvMonkeyScrotumCleaning.tv. Ortiz believes the UFC is raking in millions with each event while giving a pittance to its fighters.
“They make about $43 million on pay-per-view, which doesn’t even include (the live gate), which is another $5 million, and not to mention merchandise sales,” Ortiz said.
As for life after the UFC, Ortiz said he would love to fight Frank Shamrock. Ortiz and Shamrock are reportedly considering a 10-year-anniversary fight if Ortiz doesn’t re-sign with the UFC. The two fighters first met at UFC 22, where Shamrock defeated Ortiz with a fourth-round submission via strikes.
Ortiz also confirmed that his new autobiography will be called “It’s Going to Hurt” and hits stores in June.
“I’m afraid to let it go,” Ortiz said. “I didn’t hold anything back.“
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King of the Impossible
Posted On:2/06/2008 12:47pm
Originally Posted by Jadonblade
“He’s an egotistical egomaniac,”
I laughed. I cried. I felt sorry for Tito's brain. Did he not have a thesaurus handy?
Injury Waiting To Happen
Posted On:2/06/2008 1:04pm
Style: Snatch Wrestling
A rematch with Frank would be cool.
Posted On:2/06/2008 1:15pm
Indeed. Tito is one of the most underrated fighters by hardcore fans, and overrated by promoters.
When I Get Back
Posted On:2/06/2008 1:18pm
Enjoy Bankruptcy, Ortiz
Posted On:2/06/2008 1:19pm
LOL, he's got a sugar momma.
I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it
Posted On:2/06/2008 1:25pm
Style: Improv comedy
Tito needs to go to the WWE
Posted On:2/06/2008 1:26pm
Style: Muay Thai/BJJ/Boxing/MMA
Ortiz has plenty of money, maybe not from the UFC it's self, but do you think he trains fighters for free? No, he has a gym and all that ****. So he gets paid, not only that but he does endorsments and gets cash flow from that as well. He has changed alot in the last few years, became more of man and more humble. I think if he did start a promotion or organazation whatever, it would be a good one. Let's face it though, nothing or no one is going to put UFC in the shadows. It will be around so long as this is legal.
Posted On:2/06/2008 1:29pm
Dana should fight, WWE stylee
Posted On:2/06/2008 1:31pm
Tito Ortiz in the WWE done right would be the next Stone Cold.
Millions a year and popularity like you've never seen
He's done all he's going to do in MMA so its time for some big bucks
Watch it will happen in the next year or so
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