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Dana White: It looked like Ryan Bader froze and choked against Tito Ortiz at UFC 132

Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Add another to the growing list of his employees that UFC President Dana White has accused of choking.

During a recent appearance on the Opie and Anthony Show, the conversation turned to the Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader fight that went down on July 2 at UFC 132 and while White was complimentary of Ortiz, he wasn't so nice to Bader.

"It looked like Bader froze and choked in that fight and Tito, I said it before the fight happened, when his back is against the wall, that's when he fights his best."

Noticeable in its absence since the "Cruz vs. Faber 2" event is the talk surrounding the performance turned in by "Darth." Perhaps that's due to the myriad of other storylines coming out of the event and rightfully so.

But now that White has shined a light on the former mega-prospect, will more and more fans pick up on this theme and label Bader a choke artist?

Just two fights ago, the Ultimate Fighter winner was 12-0 and just a win or two away from a title shot. Now he's lost two in a row and just been saddled with one of the worst labels in sports.

Quite the fall from grace.

In the full entry are three separate audio clips of White's appearance on Opie and Anthony in which he talks more fallout from UFC 132, Brock Lesnar, Anderson Silva and most importantly, Justin Bieber.

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