White: Tito, Rousey blows you out of the water


UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz recently appeared on The MMA Hour and took issue with Ronda Rousey. The former Olympian and current UFC Women's bantamweight championwho has insisted that Cris 'Cyborg' Santos, who is managed by Ortiz, must drop to 135 to fight her.

"I think it should be more about the women's division in general, than about one person," said Ortiz. "Ronda's fought maybe, what, five times now? Or only five times now? To do that to somebody, it just shows disrespect towards all the other women fighters that are in that weight class.

"I think she's believing the hype a little bit too much. She hasn't proven anything yet."

UFC president Dana White said he hadn't thought of it that way, but was grateful for the insight.


"Tito Ortiz came out the other day and said, 'What has Ronda Rousey done? Ronda Rousey hasn't even proven herself yet. She hasn't proven herself'" said White. "What the f---! Tito was a junior college wrestler. Ronda is an Olympic-level athlete who won a f---ing medal at the Olympics. Ronda Rousey's first nine fights have gone nine minutes and 28 seconds. Tito Ortiz's first nine fights went 40 minutes and 45 seconds.

"What the f--- are you talking about, Tito? She blows you out of the water when it comes to accomplishing things at the same point in your age and career. She smokes you. She buries you. She's in another universe. I get it--he's a manager now and he's got to get out there and say some goofy s---. But c'mon. Do your homework, Tito."

Ortiz responded, via Twitter.

"Im in the hall of fame because I helped put the @UFC on the map," said Tito. "By saying that @RondaRousey has blown my accomplishments away I guess @danawhite is saying that He has not only given her a belt without ever fighting in the octagon but I guess she already has earned hall of fame status before even one fight in the ufc- congrats Ronda! LOL."


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OCJudoTrngCtr site profile image  

2/2/13 10:20 PM by OCJudoTrngCtr

"2nd how big is women's judo honestly? I dont' know anyone who follows it outside of the small judo community. It's not a prestigious medal as much as you guys who enjoy your pajama parties like to pretend." Judo is the most competitive female combat sport in the world.  There are nearly 200 countries that field women''s teams.  There are currently 147 Women who are on the World Ranking List...In Ronda's former 70kg division. In most World Ranking Tournaments, the host country can only field 2-4 competitors in one division and other countries 1-2.  So, on the WRL, you are basically looking at a maximum of the best 1-4 athletes for major judo powers and 1 or maybe two for lesser judo powers who won't have the funding to support more than 1 athlete. Now imagine how many women there are competing in each of those countries to be the very best or in the top 3-4.  It is pretty damn tough to get to the top.    

cross3dout site profile image  

2/2/13 7:24 PM by cross3dout

Wow some of u guys are whiny bitches.

xakx site profile image  

2/2/13 6:35 PM by xakx

KKM is right, Dana was all over Tito's nuts for a while. It was Tito say Dana do. Hard to believe right?

KKM site profile image  

2/2/13 6:32 PM by KKM

Dana was sucking Titos dick when he was champion. Now hes saying a chick who hasnt even proven she will be at the top of the heap for more than two fights blows him away? Dana needs to get his dislike for tito in check because hes saying really stupid shit.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

2/2/13 4:23 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

If Dana isn't fucking Ronda he is King of the Friend Zone forever. No man has ever white knighted for any woman as hard as this without fucking her. Brock Lesnar drew money from day one. Day one. Dana wasn't half in the Brock Lesnar business as he is in the Ronda Rousey business. This is Dana as Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch talking about how happy he is to love Ronda. Someone make a gif. Damn.

GTFOOHWTBS site profile image  

2/2/13 3:57 PM by GTFOOHWTBS

"at the same point and age in your career" He's right.

Carl Sonnen site profile image  

2/2/13 3:50 PM by Carl Sonnen

I can't believe I am saying this, but I agree with Tito on this one. The talent pool that Ronda is competing against was inferior to the pool Tito fought against. Dana is just a better speaker and Sophist. Tito has a cracked cranium or whatever.

Another Foob site profile image  

2/2/13 2:00 PM by Another Foob

My sarcasm came off wrong. I didn't really intend to dis Mezger. I didn't even mean to dis Tito. I just think the overall talent pool in international judo is bigger and more developed today than cage fighting was in 1997.My rebuttal was really directed at KboyFresh and others who were asserting that Ronda has never accomplished anything noteworthy, because women are inherently inferior.

AlexanderTheGOAT site profile image  

2/2/13 12:48 PM by AlexanderTheGOAT

Man DFW is really going all in on Rousey.

wink91wink site profile image  

2/2/13 12:45 PM by wink91wink

Kind of like they have defended it in the UFC before getting this kind of attention...