"I've seen Tito as a boxer, and he's probably not as good as you are," commission chair Dr. Tony Alamo told White.
With that zing and a vote of 3-1, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) finally approved the three-round exhibition boxing match between UFC President Dana White and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Here's a snip from White:
"The last time Tito and I boxed was six years ago and he's a lot better than he was six years ago. I'm a lot older than I was six years ago, so we'll see."
Does White ever turn off promoter mode?
Anyway, we've been following this saga for what seems like an eternity. And, I honestly can't wait until it's over.
For those somehow unfamiliar with the complete story, here's the Cliffs Notes version:
Ortiz made it a condition in his contract to return to the UFC last year that he and his former manager and amateur boxer, White, slug out their differences. White agreed, but the NSAC didn't approve the fight the first go around because of the difference in weight and ring experience.
According to the article, most commissioners were reassured after watching sparring tapes showing White in the ring against another heavyweight from two months ago.
For the fight, Ortiz will weigh in at 205 pounds and White will tip the scales around 196.
The "fight," which is scheduled for March 24, will likely take place at the UFC training center in Las Vegas and be broadcast later on UFC.com.
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