Tito Ortiz is in the spotlight complaining about the UFC’s exclusion of his name from their light heavyweight stats on a televised program. The drama in this verbiage is vintage Ortiz and blown out of proportion like only he can.
“I feel really bad for my fans and my kids. They will want to look at the history of what their father has done, and the fans will want to see what their favorite fighter has done. I have no control over it, of course, and I didn’t know it was that serious, but I guess I’ve got to read between the lines and that’s the way they feel.
I’m baffled by it. I can’t believe they would do this after I gave my life and soul to them for 15 years. I thought they’d have at least a little respect for me. I’m not their fighter anymore, so they just swept me under the rug. I won’t sit here and complain about it though, because I did what I wanted to do on my own terms. I never lived on my knees with them. I went out on my feet and I’m still here, doing what I love.”
Source: Bloodyelbow.com’s Steph Daniels