Following Thursday’s UFC 156 press conference Dana White spent approximately 45 minutes answering various questions from a small group of media members in this pre-fight scrum. White discusses such topics as Randy Couture now working with Spike and Bellator, Rampage Jackson leaving the UFC, Ronda Rousey and much much more. And if 45 minutes of White wasn’t enough for you, we’ve also included a couple of interviews in which he discusses Alistair Overeem, the Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar super fight and more.
Matt Hughes got one. Chuck Liddell got one. Tito Ortiz did not get one.
I’m talking about jobs with the UFC after fighting. Both Liddell and Hughes received positions with the company that seem to have come from a sense of loyalty they both showed to the organization and to boss Dana White over the years.
ProMMAnow.com recently caught up with “The People’s Champ” Tito Ortiz, who has been busy trying to negotiate a UFC deal for his client, Cris Cyborg.
Ortiz discussed the proposed bout between Cyborg and current UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, and the difficulty he sees with Cyborg cutting down to 135 pounds.
If you recall when Chuck Liddell retired he was given his new position of Vice President of Business Development with the UFC. But anytime anyone asked him about his job description, he gave vague answers like, “help promote the sport” or be an “ambassador” for the sport — stuff like that.
In a new interview with SI.com, UFC President Dana White gave a little more insight into what exactly “The Iceman’s” duties require — and if you think ol’ Chucky boy is sitting in an office somewhere answering phone calls or setting up appearances, think again.
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz may be retired from the sport of MMA, but he’s already taken the plunge back in the sport as a MMA manager .Ortiz was on the “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday night and spoke about why he got into managing, his future role in MMA, and the highly anticipated potential bout between Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Santos.