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UFC 73: Ortiz calls Evans his "Nappy Headed Ho"

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UFC light heavyweight fighter Tito Ortiz pulled a page out of the genius Don Imus playbook earlier this morning on a message on the Underground forum, calling his opponent at UFC 73, Rashad Evans, a "Nappy Headed Ho."

"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" posts under the screen name, FUTA1.

Here's the snip from Ortiz:

"Rashad Evans!!! He will be my Nappy Headed Ho. On 7-7-07...Let The Punishment Begin!!! Tito Ortiz"

For some quick background, Imus was fired on April 12 by CBS Radio after he called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos" during his live syndicated program, igniting a public firestorm for his racial remarks.

Now, I'm no expert on the term "nappy," but I have a rather good idea of what someone with "nappy" hair looks like.

And, from what I gather, with a shaved head and tight fade, Rashad Evans doesn't fit that description whatsoever.

So, I headed over to for further clarification.

Here's what I found:

1. Nappy — One of African descent who has tightly coiled, unkept hair; one with locks of hair that is tightly curled that is unwashed and uncombed.

Seems like Ortiz is making quite a reach here, trying to capitalize on a sensationalized media headline to create some sparks for his upcoming bout on July 7.

Too bad he comes off sounding like an absolute idiot.

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