UFC: Dana White Trying to Avoid Another War of Words with Tito Ortiz

Tony PrestonCorrespondent IApril 30, 2011

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 15:  UFC President Dana White arrives at UFC, Famous Stars and Straps and New Era's 'The Magic Party' at XS the nightclub on February 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
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Tito Ortiz is back at it again, according to Dana White in a recent report by Damon Martin of MMA Weekly. Ortiz is upset over a recent YouTube video put out by the UFC featuring Chuck Liddell.

The video is all in good fun in White's mind. He stated, "Here’s the thing about that, what’s ridiculous, it wasn’t meant to disrespect. The video itself, it plays up the rivalry between Chuck and Tito, and Chuck makes fun of himself getting knocked out. It’s a fun video that wasn’t meant to hurt anybody."

Ortiz and girlfriend Jenna Jameson did not think so, however, and took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

White is saying he does not want another war of words with Ortiz and his only problem with Ortiz is that he does not seem to be training. White explained, "The last thing I want to do is get into a beef with Tito. I’m cool with Tito; I don’t hate Tito. But Tito talks too much. Tito just pulled out of a fight because of stitches. I’ve got guys on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ who fight with stitches. I’m being serious."

White then continued to explain the situation. "Tito, you need to focus on your fight. You’re fighting for your career right now. The last thing you need to be doing is sitting and signing autographs. You need to be home training and getting ready for your next fight. And stay off Twitter, Tito."

Ortiz is currently slated to face off with Ryan Bader at UFC 132 in Las Vegas. Ortiz's career in the UFC appears to be on the line in the fight, based on White's comments and Ortiz's 0-4-1 record in his last five UFC appearances.