White: I still wish I fought Tito Ortiz


Dana White joins Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen on 'The Fighter & the Kid' podcast and talks about his legendary boxing match with Tito Ortiz that was supposed to happen, but never did.


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CindyO site profile image  

11/22/13 3:17 PM by CindyO

TTT for RampageFitsLikeAGlove.   Cindy

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11/22/13 2:12 AM by Soup and Beer

I haven't read the whole thread.  But you goofs claiming Dana is relieved Tito didn't show are forgetting one thing.  Tito DEMANDED a boxing match with Dana as a requirement to re-sign with the UFC.   Tito never expected Dana to actually fight.  He apparently did not have enough confidence in his striking ability to beat an "out of shape 40 year old bald fat fuck: and dick-tucked on national TV.  That made Tito look FAR worse than if he had shown up and lost the sparring match. It reminds me of your typical school bully picking on a weaker opponent demanding they meet after school for a fight.  Then when he does, the bully tucks tail and runs.

CindyO site profile image  

11/22/13 1:55 AM by CindyO

Who cares? I could be wrong but I'm going to guess the folks posting about it for 6 pages now, including you:)   Cindy

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11/22/13 12:22 AM by NewOldNewVitor

Cindy, who cares, this was a "sparring match" it proves nothing. Dana would of probably been wearing head gear for god sake. Titos boxing was awful back then and he still would beat Dana via being actually a fighter

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11/22/13 12:18 AM by CindyO

I think the point of it was that Tito and others claim DW use to get the better of him when they used to spar back in the day but the Titomaniacs just wanna call it "ridiculous" and claim it never happened;)Cindy

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11/21/13 11:06 PM by MMAtador

Look no one is questioning golden boy or anyone else that has defended this ridiculous conversation. MAYBE back in the days when Tito was raw in the early stages of training and first attempts at boxing this is believable. The UFC octagon version of Tito Ortiz in his prime was a dam beast so there was no time during tito's fighting career that DFW beats him at anything involved in fighting then or now period.

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11/21/13 9:48 PM by UGCTT_granite007

Golden Boy knows his shit. Some of you guys are cracking me up. Cindy, I love you. Like a sister, of course.      

Chappie site profile image  

11/21/13 9:27 PM by Chappie

I was around J-Sect during the same time period and could go further yet, but out of respect to one of the two names that you mentioned above, I will refrain from discussing specifics other than to say that Dana's depiction of events in his egomaniacal mini documentary and in the fantastical stories that people have told here online, are simply pure fantasy.

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11/21/13 5:15 PM by CindyO

Not sure if I posted this comment Josh Hedges made on ufighting.com following Tito's no-show but maybe RampageGlove can ask Tito about this, too:   By: jhedges (2277) On: Mar 28, 2007 | 11:51 AM   (Quote): "Dana has nothing... if you really think a 40 whatever year bald fat fuck who boxed when he was young and since then been a total businessman boasting 4 hours a night sleep is gonna have ANY chance vs a prof athlete like Tito you need to get your head examined." (Reply): To say he has nothing is just stupid. He gave Tito a concussion the last time they sparred in 2002. -- Josh Hedges jhedges@ufc.com     Thanks.   Cindy

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11/21/13 5:09 PM by CindyO

But just to be clear, Tito backed out but was still willing to take the fight as long as he was paid since it was "risky" in his opinion according to his website titoortiz.com: http://forum.rpg.net/archive/index.php/t-321295.html 04-13-2007, 03:06 PM (Tito's site cites: (http://www.titoortiz.com/)) "Top mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz says he pulled out of a planned boxing bout against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White because he was being asked to enter the risky match without a contract and for no money. He said he is still willing to box White, but only if financial terms are ironed out in advance."   Not sure why Tito considered a 3 round sparring session with a washed up boxercise instructor a "risky match" but maybe RampageGlove can ask him for us. Thanks.   Cindy