Dana White: Tito Ortiz Is 'The Most Irrelevant Fighter on the F***ing Planet'

John HeinisSenior Analyst IOctober 1, 2013

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Tito Ortiz reacts following his loss in a light heavyweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ortiz retired following the fight. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Looks like UFC President Dana White and Bellator light heavyweight Tito Ortiz aren't going to patch things up any time soon. 

At the UFC 168 media tour stop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, White once again ripped the self-proclaimed "People's Champion" to shreds, via MMA Mania

The dumbest human being to ever be involved in the sport. The most irrelevant fighter on the f***ing planet. He has not won a fight in years. He can't beat anybody. He literally can't beat anybody! Cyborg would f***ing knock him out. But still has people talking about him. For as stupid as he is and as irrelevant as he is, he's very good at keeping people talking about him.

The UFC head honcho's comments are hardly out of left field, as just last week, in an interview with FightHubTV, he called Ortiz "the cheapest mother****** on plant earth."

As far as his comments about Ortiz being unable to beat anybody, the 38-year-old had an awful stretch to end his UFC tenure, going 1-7-1 in his last nine bouts. 

The nine-bout span, which occurred in the time frame between December 2006 and July 2012, led the former dominant UFC 205-pound champ to hang up the gloves after a close decision loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 148. 

In a move that left the fight community in awe, Bellator Fighting Championships, the UFC's main competition, announced in July that Ortiz was coming out of retirement to fight another ex-UFC titleholder in Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. 

The two will face off at Bellator 106 on November 2, headlining the company's first pay-per-view event.

The bout will mark Jackson's first action inside the cage in about 10 months, and Ortiz will make his return to the the cage for the first time after about a 16-month layoff.

Furthermore, White refers to Cristiane Justino, the Invicta Fighting Championships' featherweight titleholder—better known as Cyborg—as being able to put Ortiz's lights out.

That comment isn't completely out of nowhere, either, as Ortiz is Justino's manager.

Cyborg, also a former Strikeforce champ, had her contract carry over to the UFC after Zuffa LLC (the parent company) bought out Strikeforce, according to MMA Weekly.

However, the UFC and Ortiz could not come to an agreement to get Cyborg to fight UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, so Ortiz opted to have his client released from her contract.  

Justino has since rattled off back-to-back TKO wins over Fiona Muxlow and Marloes Coenen under the Invicta banner, capturing the 145-pound strap in the latter bout.

Despite being a UFC Hall of Fame inductee, it's obvious that there is a long way to go before Ortiz and White are on cordial terms with one another. 


John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.