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Old 06-29-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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UFC veteran Tito Ortiz is complaining that the organization isn’t promoting him properly, and as expected, UFC president Dana White didn’t take too kindly to the accusation.

The former UFC champ and the organization’s head honcho recently opened up to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.

As Ortiz prepares for next weekend’s UFC 73 main-card bout with rising light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans, he says the organization isn’t giving him the exposure he deserves. In fact, Ortiz says the slights are intentional and a way to drive down his price come contract-renegotiation time.

White says the accusations are laughable.

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“There’s a billboard of his big ugly gorilla face at the busiest point in Las Vegas,” White said, “where it can scare kids who are riding by in their cars. Guess whose ugly head is on our billboard in Times Square?

“He’s a moron: A complete and total moron. His whole career, he’s stepped over a dollar to pick up a dime. I’m sick of him. It’s time he started beating up someone other than a nearly 50-year-old Ken Shamrock.“

White also said the UFC has an ad set to run in USA Today on July 6 which has a picture of the lightweight and middleweight title belts that are up for stake at UFC 73 on the top half of the ad and has Ortiz’ and Evans’ faces on the bottom of it.

“Does that sound to you like we’re ignoring him or not promoting him?” White said. “I’ll tell you what it is, it’s more proof, as if anybody needed any, that Tito is a moron.“

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva faces Nate Marquardt in next weekend’s main event, and lightweight champion Sean Sherk takes on Hermes Franca in a second title fight. However, as White mentioned, the Ortiz-Evans fight is getting a big part of the spotlight — especially for a non-title/non-main-event fight.

In fact, when you head to the official Web site for UFC 73 (73.ufc.com), it’s Ortiz and Evans — not next weekend’s title-fight competitors — who get top billing.

Despite the war of worlds, White did mention during yesterday’s UFC 73 media conference call that he expects Ortiz and the UFC to come to terms on a new contract. But Ortiz, who has two fights remaining on his current deal, hasn’t sounded as optimistic in recent interviews.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:36 PM   #2
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Tito is a total moron, this is one thing I can agree with White on.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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Tito gets owned by White all the time.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:14 PM   #4
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Tito is a ****ing Tard, but Dana isnt far away from that level of retardation either
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:48 PM   #5
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why does he think he deserves it? if he loses to Evans like I think he will, he will be regulated to gatekeeper status.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:34 PM   #6
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he doesnt deserve any special kind of marketing, the only fighteres hes looked good against the past 5 years have been ken shamrock and patrick cote
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:14 PM   #7
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Feed him to Shogun, I say.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:30 PM   #8
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Feed him to Shogun, I say.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:38 PM   #9
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he doesnt deserve any special kind of marketing, the only fighteres hes looked good against the past 5 years have been ken shamrock and patrick cote
He really didnt even look that good agianst Cote. The only times hes looked dominant is Forrest Griffin round 1 and Ken Shamrock whos just helpless at this point.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:11 PM   #10
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He really didnt even look that good agianst Cote. The only times hes looked dominant is Forrest Griffin round 1 and Ken Shamrock whos just helpless at this point.
Yeah, Tito hasn't been at the top in the past few years, at all. I think Rashad might give him a heck of a fight, and as I mentioned above, Tito would be a great first fight for Shogun. Tito's a name opponent who can be decent when he wants to be, but it vulnerable enough to make Shogun look good. A few people have said in the past Tito is a bad match up for Rua, but I just don't buy it.
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Yeah, Tito hasn't been at the top in the past few years, at all. I think Rashad might give him a heck of a fight, and as I mentioned above, Tito would be a great first fight for Shogun. Tito's a name opponent who can be decent when he wants to be, but it vulnerable enough to make Shogun look good. A few people have said in the past Tito is a bad match up for Rua, but I just don't buy it.
I dont see how Titos a bad matchup at all Shoguns BJJ is very good when Ortiz takes a guy down he hardly trys to pass guard he isnt going to ground and pound Shogun like hes Ken Shamrock, Shogun would submitt him unless Ortiz went for a more dominant postion and thats assuming he gets him down. The standup fight would be a horrible massacre theres nothing Tito can do better then Shogun on their feet. This next fight vs Rashad Evans may actually be the most important fight of his career.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:16 PM   #12
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He really didnt even look that good agianst Cote. The only times hes looked dominant is Forrest Griffin round 1 and Ken Shamrock whos just helpless at this point.
i was giving him the benefit of the doubt
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why does dana diss the quality of tito's opposition (50-yo ken) when he is the one who is ultimately in charge of making fights??
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why does dana diss the quality of tito's opposition (50-yo ken) when he is the one who is ultimately in charge of making fights??

Because at the time it made Dana a buttload of money. Plus its true.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:43 PM   #15
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Because at the time it made Dana a buttload of money. Plus its true.
my point is, dana can't actually blame tito for those horrible matches with ken because he made them. the blame goes right back to him.
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