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Thursday, 01/23/2014, 07:42 pm

Dana: ‘I used to beat the living $h!t out of Tito Ortiz’

As everyone knows, Dana White and Tito Ortiz, do not get a long and they haven’t for a very long time.

This beef goes way back.

Back in 2007, the UFC boss and Tito’s rivalry hit an all new height and the two were actually going to fight each other. UFC President Dana White got licensed by the Nevada State Athletic commission. He also filmed an entire reality series (that aired on SPIKE) around the bout, and after a full training camp, Dana, was left on the side-lines and Tito Ortiz just never showed up.

Now we have Dana White bringing back those old memories at today’s media event and here’s a snip: (Transcribed by

“Believe me. I’m not trying to sound like a tough guy and I don’t talk about the thing a lot, but I was ready, in great shape and Tito bailed on that thing because Tito knew he was going to get his ass whooped on national television… If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t do it. If I knew Tito was going to bail out of the thing, I would’ve never done it. I had to have nose surgery after all that stuff, getting ready for that fight. I was sparring with real guys. I brought in real pro heavyweights, young guys that were literally beating the shit out of me every day. It was not fun.

“The reality is with me is Tito knew. Tito knew. Tito had Jenna call negotiating like two weeks before the fight that he wanted to switch it to no head gear. Because this was supposed to be an amateur fight. So, he wanted to switch to no head gear. I said, ‘Fine. We’ll go no head gear.’ They wanted to switch to 8 ounce gloves. I said, ‘Ok, we can do 8 ounce gloves.'”

“The reality is I used to beat the living shit out of Tito Ortiz back when we first bought this company and we used to box.”

“Now, if Tito would’ve made this an MMA fight, I would’ve never said yes because Tito would murder me. He would double leg me, elbow my face off and rip my head right off my shoulders in an MMA fight. That’s not what he asked for. He asked for a boxing match with me and I would’ve beat the living shit out of Tito. And he knows it and that’s why he didn’t do it.”




0 Responses to “Dana: ‘I used to beat the living $h!t out of Tito Ortiz’”

  1. Rory Stromberg says:

    So fucking delusional that guy.

  2. Billtron says:

    he’s a douche but then again, would he lie if it were not true?

  3. johnny says:

    Wow! Come on Dana he’d hit u one time n you’d be taking a nap. Tito’s a real fighter. Weather u like him or not he’s one of the greatest lhw of all time. Let it go. U should praise Tito he one of the guys who’s helped make the ufc what it is.

    • mad says:

      you know nothing. this is a boxing match. dana would fuck him up

      • Sean Costello says:

        let me guess.. mad is Dana White secretly? lol.. dana was a boxing trainer with NO amateur record.. street fights are the closest he’s been to the action. Tito might not be a pro boxer but you don’t have to be to beat a guy who sits behind a desk all day.. tito wins period end of discussion.

  4. Edward says:

    Why is he always so fucking cocky?

  5. disqus_63gIGAaIhA says:

    Haha i hope Tito pops his lid and blows up over it.

  6. UFC 84 Forever says:

    People gonna hate me for this, but I believe it. Dana clearly states that Tito would absolutely destroy him in an MMA match, it’s not like he’s being delusional about the whole thing. Dana’s boxing credentials are legitimate, and Tito (especially at the time) wasn’t a remarkable striker by any means. Tito only ever runs from fights he is worried about losing, it’s no different than the situation with Chuck Liddell. It’s not that he’s scared of the person, it’s that he’s terrified of losing. Tito talked way too much shit thinking Dana would never take it seriously, once he saw Dana was taking it seriously he knew pretty quickly he didn’t want to risk it. As for Dana’s talk about kicking his ass in pure boxing sparring; Tito’s striking was really nothing special when they first bought the UFC and Dana was in pretty great shape at the time. I’m not really much of a Dana fan, he’s been a real dick lately, but this story isn’t totally unfounded, it’s just really stupid that Dana is still talking about it.

  7. brando says:

    It blows my mind that like no one knows that Dana white was a pro boxer. Tito is a fucking wrestler. Enough said.

    • Sean Costello says:

      Stop spreading this ignorance. Dana was a TRAINER without even an amateur record. He never fought.. period. Lying on the internet is still lying lol.

  8. Billtron says:

    lol..well said

  9. SNOOP says:

    Dana would smash tito

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