Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, now in Bellator MMA, has been vocal in criticism of anyone who takes the spotlight. Why? Current superstars often times have memory issues when it comes to those who came before. Tito Ortiz made the UFC cool when he ruled the world at light heavyweight.
His fight with Ken Shamrock at UFC 40, more specifically the build up to it was the stuff of legend. His feud with Chuck Liddell took the UFC up to an entirely different level and gained mainstream exposure for the sport. He set the blueprint for Chael Sonnen and Conor McGregor when it comes to talking smack and selling fights. Recently, Ortiz heard Conor McGregor proclaim that he wants/needs/is entitled to an ownership share of the UFC after breaking all sorts of financial records for the company. Tito disagrees in this snippet from a conversation with TMZ where he name drops Mark Wahlberg.
Shit, if they’re not giving me a piece, they’re not gonna give him a piece. Congratulations to Mark Wahlberg, he invested in a great company… that I helped build.