It seems as though Tito Ortiz’s inevitable induction into the UFC Hall Of Fame has to wait no longer. Prior to his upcoming bout against Forest Griffin at UFC 148, Ortiz will become the ninth person inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
After the UFC 150 press conference, Dana White spoke with reporters on Ortiz’s contributions and his history with the Huntington Beach Bad Boy.
“He pound for pound was doing some of the most damage at a time when we were hurting,” said White. “But it’s part of our history the way the storylines played out between me, Chuck and Tito. He’s definitely a part of the history of the sport.”
Ortiz will go into the hall at the UFC Fan expo the weekend of the UFC 148 event.
There has always been controversy surrounding the outspoken and popular fighter. There have been multiple stories of his beef with Dana White in the past and it has been well known Ortiz was not always easy to get along with.
When White was asked how their relationship is now, both White and Ortiz have seemed to grow up and move on from the situation.
“Yeah (we’re good),” said White. “I have no beef with Tito.”
Love him or hate him, Ortiz is a Hall of Famer and this is a very well deserved induction into a prestigious class.Tags: ufc, ufc news