05.16.08 10 years ago 17 Comments

Tito Ortiz will participate in this next weekend's UFC 84, likely his last fight ever for UFC.  These days Ortiz is known more for dating the remains of Jenna Jameson (seen here) than he is for his accomplishments inside the ring, but he's stated that an apology from UFC President Dana White could make him come back to mixed martial arts' premier organization.  Ortiz:

"If [White] learns to shut his mouth and learns to respect me there is a possibility [I would return]. [He needs to] give a public apology for the things that he has done… I want to go with a company that is going to respect me and see me as the champion I am and the ambassador that I am of the sport and not really downplay me or disrespect me on television or anything else."

Yesterday White, obviously cowed, offered this sincere apology:

"Tito is a fucking idiot," White said. "He's one of the dumbest human beings I've ever met. Everything that comes out of his mouth makes no sense." […]

"I put up with his shit when he was a good fighter," White said. "He's not anymore… I have no interest whatsoever in being in the Tito Ortiz business. … I've never wanted to see anyone get their ass kicked worse than I want to see Tito get his kicked next Saturday night."

Awww that's sweet.  Reminds me of how my parents tell me they love me.  This zipper scar on the side of my head lets me know they care. 

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