White: Who gives a $#!@ what Tito wants?


Tito Ortiz was the ninth person to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, in 2012:

Royce Gracie • November 21, 2003 
Ken Shamrock • November 21, 2003     
Dan Severn • April 16, 2005)     
Randy Couture • June 24, 2006
Mark Coleman • March 1, 2008    
Chuck Liddell     July 11, 2009    
Charles Lewis, Jr. • July 11, 2009
Matt Hughes • May 29, 2010    
Tito Ortiz • July 7, 2012   
Forrest Griffin • July 6, 2013   
Stephan Bonnar • July 6, 2013

However, following his submission victory over Alexander Shlemenko at UFC 120, Tito Ortiz declared that he wants to be uninducted.

"UFC, take me off your list," said Ortiz. "Take me off your Hall of Fame."

Thursday UFC president Dana White offered a blunt response.

"Who gives a s--- what Tito wants?" said White when asked by MMAFighting.com. "Does anybody really give a s--- what Tito wants?"

"Good for Tito. Let him stay over in Viacom MMA and make some money and try and stay relevant. I don't care what Tito wants."

"It's just sort of a way to honor the guys who have been here, and the way that we've done it, the guys who have been here since we've owned it, other than Coleman and Royce. Everybody's honored, and Tito was all pumped up the day he went in. He showed up with his white suit and his white shirt and his white tie."

The dispute then shifted to Twitter.

 Tito Ortiz@titoortiz
@DanaWhite on @TitoOrtiz's @UFC Hall of Fame request: 'Who gives a s---?" - http://sbn.to/1gUVb73  "I guess he doesn't care about the fans "

 Dana White @danawhite
@BiggestOrtizFan @jaymanSLC @titoortiz Tito is a drama queen and loves to talk about the UFC. He is in a new Org now. Talk about them dummy

Tito Ortiz @titoortiz
@danawhite @BiggestOrtizFan @jaymanSLC me?I haven't said a word about you for a year.Then you say u can kick my ass!The power is getting 2 U

 Tito Ortiz @titoortiz
@danawhite the low blow BS take me off the HOF &LHW win list.Then the week of my fight u put up the Best of Ortiz on http://ufc.com

@titoortiz @danawhite - Dana we had a great chat this week. Please call Tito. Life is to short. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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dubate site profile image  

5/24/14 2:43 AM by dubate

Most of the fans came after 2005. Tito was a star and Ken was just some guy who couldn't stay on his feet against Rich Franklin. Not saying that it's right, but the Tito/Shamrock fued was really only big with the Tank era fans (the same fans who might have bought into the hype of Tiki Ghosn being able to stand and trade with Lawler). By the time TUF 3 came out Ken was well passed his prime.

PrettyBoy site profile image  

5/24/14 1:59 AM by PrettyBoy

Ken is right though. Tito despite his faults and constant need of attention much like Dana was the fuel that got the UFC burning hot in the mid 2000's. Without Tito vs Shamrock I don't think the UFC would have blown up the way it did.

Crooklyn site profile image  

5/24/14 12:55 AM by Crooklyn

KEN SHAMROCK @ShamrockKen @titoortiz @danawhite - Dana we had a great chat this week. Please call Tito. Life is to short. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.     Ken Shamrock, the Rodney King of MMA.   Can't we all just get along?

Harry Browne site profile image  

5/24/14 12:32 AM by Harry Browne

The fact that champion Pat Miletich isn't in UFC's HoF, but a guy who made T-shirts was enshrined within 18-24 months of his death, makes me see Dana's HoF as worthless.

Harry Browne site profile image  

5/24/14 12:30 AM by Harry Browne

I'll never forget the time I saw Tito slam Evan Tanner to the ground and put him on Queer Street. All of my friends watching thought he was dead. Evan should in the HoF ust because he's a guy who REALLY got the Tito Ortiz mschine rolling for the UFC.

Nah Dude Fk That site profile image  

5/23/14 11:14 PM by Nah Dude Fk That

The sexual tension between these kids is way too obvious.

Stan Wang site profile image  

5/23/14 11:09 PM by Stan Wang

guise! guise!! D'anus doesn't give a care, ok?!!!!

whoabro site profile image  

5/23/14 1:24 PM by whoabro

Im on pct right now and had to LOL at this

HandyDarsh site profile image  

5/23/14 11:12 AM by HandyDarsh

Tito talks about the UFC for attention in the same way Dana mentions Ronda in the same sentence as mayweather for attention.

DoctorVanNostran site profile image  

5/23/14 11:08 AM by DoctorVanNostran

I laughed