White: Cris Cyborg commited professional suicide signing with Tito


Dana White At the UFC 168 World Tour: Rio media scrum UFC president Dana White stopped holding back his real feelings about Tito Ortiz, and instead simply spoke his mind.

Reporter: Cris Cyborg said she expect to fight Honda Housey next year, at a catchweight. What's the chances of that happening?

Dana White:  "Slim to none. She's got a dummy running her business who can't run his own business."

"The last thing I would do, ever, is do anything with that knucklehead… She literally committed professional suicide.

"The dumbest in the sport, literally. Literally the dumbest guy in the sport, who has destroyed his own career - she has him guide her career. It makes no sense.

"The dumbest human being to ever be involved in the sport. But you know what? If you want to say that he's good at anything, he's good at keeping people talking about him.

"The most irrelevant fighter on the f---ing planet. Seriously you guys - 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. Literally the most irrelevant guy, but still has people talking about him. So for as stupid as he is, and as irrelevant as he is, he's very good at keeping people talking about him."

(30:50 mark)

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igotfrozordfortrainingtrane site profile image  

10/14/13 9:33 PM by igotfrozordfortrainingtrane

I totally agree with you Tito did do tons to popularize the UFC during his prime. But dropping Tito like a shitty diaper is just called business in a competitive industry. What job would not fuck you over as an employee if you no longer were needed and it was beneficial for them to get rid of you?? I can't think of any, at least of all the places I've ever worked , which is quite a few. A goal of running a business is success which has nothing to do with your previous employees feelings.

time traveling 12er site profile image  

10/14/13 8:36 PM by time traveling 12er

Lol, I guess it's never in him to take the high road huh? Despite all this rancor, if they thought they could make money off of Tito, he'd probably be back in a heartbeat.

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

10/14/13 8:28 PM by ranier wolfcastle

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Bulerias site profile image  

10/3/13 12:48 AM by Bulerias

I didn't read anywhere that Dana said anything disparaging about Tito's career contribution to the sport of MMA or UFC. He stated the obvious that Tito hadn't won in a long time and the obvious Tito isn't the sharpest pencil in the drawer, and that Cyborg should not have Tito managing her career, anyone disagree with that? That said I'm not a Dana fan, and making a public statement about Tito in that light was totally unprofessional. Outside of the Cyborg making a mgmt mistake, he should have never said that in public IMO ~

Brian J DSouza site profile image  

10/3/13 12:40 AM by Brian J DSouza

UFC offered Cyborg fights in Invicta under an eight-fight contract. Where was the title shot guaranteed? Do you have any source? Also the weight issue is a problem: No 145 lb title in the UFC for women. No 140 catchweight for Cyborg. Strikeforce tried to stiff Cyborg for the same money and she held out for a better deal (and got it). I'm sure the UFC deal was...your standard UFC deal.

Bucephalus site profile image  

10/3/13 12:00 AM by Bucephalus

Wrong. They didn't guarantee fights outside of the only women's weight division in the UFC... after the leading weight-cutting expert in MMA met with Cyborg and said that she could not only make weight but would be at her best. The UFC offered her a a title fight against Rousey and Cyborg rejected the offer. The issue was and remains her refusal to cut weight.. not the refusal of the UFC to make reasonable offers. There aren't too many people on the planet who have ever been offered a title shot for their first UFC fight... yet it wasn't good enough for her.

Brian J DSouza site profile image  

10/2/13 11:47 PM by Brian J DSouza

Hope everyone sees the real issue here: Cyborg not signing a contract on the UFC's terms to a long-term deal with no guarantee of any fights for pay that would only increase in small increments for all her rights. No matter who managed Cyborg's career, they would be blamed for Cyborg not signing for a fight with Rousey that could elevate Rousey's value to the UFC.  

Bucephalus site profile image  

10/2/13 10:53 PM by Bucephalus

"Sa last 15 years of my career I worked very hard to be as most diligent at possibly could of the future of my career so now it's time to work for the future of other people's careers."- Tito Ortiz

SonOfThePeepHole site profile image  

10/2/13 10:19 PM by SonOfThePeepHole

Fuck Dana talks so much shit, he's a bloody child

Bellator Fan site profile image  

10/2/13 9:47 PM by Bellator Fan

Every time Dana talks about Tito he's giving him and Bellator free publicity.