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Dana White denies request to have Tito Ortiz removed from UFC hall of fame

Because he doesn't care what Tito (or anyone else) thinks.

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Now that Tito Ortiz belongs to the Viacom family, recently notching his first win at the Bellator 120 mixed martial arts (MMA) event earlier this month on pay-per-view (PPV), the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion would like his name removed from the UFC history books.


"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" demanded he be removed from the UFC hall of fame (via MMA Fighting), leading to a back-and-forth Twitter war with UFC President Dana White (yet again). When asked about the exchange during the UFC 173 media scrum (watch it), White said he doesn't care what Ortiz wants.

"Who gives a shit what Tito wants? Does anybody really give a shit what Tito wants? Let him stay over in Viacom MMA and make some money and try and stay relevant. I don't care what Tito wants... 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."

Ken Shamrock, part of the Ortiz/White love/hate triangle, has attempted to mend fences to no avail.

Ortiz was inducted into the hallowed halls prior to his farewell fight at UFC 148 (details), a unanimous decision loss to Forrest Griffin in summer 2012. The "People's Champion" seemed to split with White on amicable terms, but their relationship once again soured in the months that followed.

Can't we all just get along?

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