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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.

Next weekend’s UFC 73 event takes place at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. and airs on pay-per-view.

Read Full Story here at Yahoo Sports

Source : ufcjunkie.com

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Post #1   6/29/07 5:07:07PM   

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For once, Dana seems to be right on the money.

Post #2   6/29/07 5:13:49PM   

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I'd love to see Rashad smash his face in

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funny for dana to tal about someones ugly head

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Dana needs Tito Ortiz theres fans out there likemyself who if Tito leaves were going to watch him no matter what cuz Tito fans are the most dedicated,especially in Cali.

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Posted by TOMMYAYO05

Tito fans are the most dedicated



Wait, I thought James Thompson's fans were the most dedicated!

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James who????

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Posted by TOMMYAYO05

Dana needs Tito Ortiz theres fans out there likemyself who if Tito leaves were going to watch him no matter what cuz Tito fans are the most dedicated,especially in Cali.



I guarantee you that the UFC does NOT need Tito Ortiz. You're right he is a popular fighter with a lot of fans, but there are plenty of fighters who are better AND more popular than him, and plenty of fighters the UFC can promote to make popular. The sport has so many amazing fighters and amazing shows... You're really fooling yourself if you think the UFC dropping this loudmouth would make that big of a difference.

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AHAHAHA thats why when they went to the pond last year the card was weak and he sold the biggest venue to that date out.yeah but i agree there is many good ufc fighters they can promote but titos fans love that he is loud and arrogant and cocky hes the best at it.

Post #9   6/29/07 6:27:14PM   

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Tito is too woried about $$$$ and he'll not be ready mentally for rashad

Post #10   6/29/07 9:44:24PM   

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like i have always said titos a bum. i really dont even have to say anything because he does it himself. hes just another person that makes this sport look like a joke. he needs to go to boxing where everybody is a greedy bastard maybe he will be more accepted over there. and im gonna laugh when rashad shuts his bitch ass up. somehow i doubt that will even do the trick

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Ortiz is not only a moron but he's also done

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Wow u guys are all haterz but Tito is gonna kill Rashad then hes gonna get hisbelt back.no one realizes he has the best ground and pound in mma history but thats cuz you guys are ignorant.

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im a giant freaking Tito fan but i am also a giant freaking Rashad Fan, this fight is great i think, i get to see two of my fav fighters battle it out, the winner to more than likely will end up fighting AnOTHEr of my favs for the title!!!!.....


Well FOR ONCE Dana does have a good point, Tito is getting a lot of the hype, i also think tito has a point though, i never see Tito on TV like some of the others, with commercials that are done through the UFC etc.

They both have good points, and thats whats gonna cause drama both know they are right......

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tito won't fight rampage as they are good mates. if Henderson does get the belt tito still won't fight for the belt, if he did he would get his ass kicked by either guy.

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