Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Tito Ortiz reacts following his loss in a light heavyweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ortiz retired following the fight. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tito Ortiz says working for UFC is like slavery


Bellator light heavyweight Tito Ortiz has had an up and down relationship with UFC president Dana White over the years, but it appears that things have once again gone sour. Ortiz recently spoke with Sports Illustrated to give some insight about working with his former boss, and his comments were less than flattering.

“Umm, I know I thought slavery was over a long time ago,” Ortiz said, via 411mania.com “It’s just one of those things that you can’t trust a word that a man says, and when you can’t do that, how can you work for him?”

Ortiz wasn’t alone in bashing his former boss.

Rampage Jackson, who is set to face Ortiz in Bellator’s first pay-per view event in company history, also had some rough things to say about White.

“He’s the type of the guy that will force you into a fight after a surgery and if you don’t perform really well in the fight or you lose, he will talk crap about you in the media,” Rampage added. “Who wants to fight for a person like that?”

At this point, you have to think that the comments are sour grapes.

White can be tough on the fighters at times, but he understands the fight business and has been a guy that always takes care of his fighters. He has made more millionaires in the sport than any other promotion and the UFC has shown no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

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