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Tito Ortiz buries hatchet with UFC president Dana White - ‘Why waste time hating somebody?’

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Tito Ortiz has had plenty of rivalries over his longtime combat career, but perhaps none were as bigger as the one he shared with his former manager-turned (ex) boss, Dana White.

The outspoken head honcho and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” have had a love-hate relationship dating back to Tito’s days competing inside the Octagon. In fact, they even came to blows at one point in time.

In an airplane.

But, those days are long gone, as Ortiz revealed during an excerpt form his in-depth interview with MMA Fighting that he has finally buried the hatched with White once and for all.

“Yeah, I’d have to say yes [we did bury the hatchet]. We briefly spoke, and it seemed like the old Dana. I guess we kind of both said life is too short to hate as much as we have. It’s one of those things man. I’ve learned, why waste my time with hating somebody when I can just forget about it and let life go on? I’ve done that.”

Ortiz retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) earlier this year following his first-round submission win over Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170, which marked his first win in nearly two years.

Next month, Ortiz says he will undergo his final neck surgery, and doesn’t intend to return to combat sport as an active competitor anytime soon.

As for White, it seems it’s out with the old and in with the new.

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