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GnP 07-25-2009 03:33 PM

Tito's Back
 
Dana posted on his twitter will be on radio at 11 oh and welcome back TITO.

Anyone know anymore on this?

GnP 07-25-2009 03:34 PM

More .... :)

Hell fell just short of officially frozen over on Friday.

“The t-shirt guys,” Affliction, shuttered their promotional doors on Friday, cutting a deal to once again become an official sponsor of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and UFC president Dana White all but said that Tito Ortiz has rejoined the ranks of the UFC fighter roster.

White first teased of Ortiz’s return in a post on his official Twitter account on Friday afternoon, promoting his spot on ESPN 1100 radio as part of a charity radio-thon, and adding as an afterthought, “Oh yea and welcome back Tito (followed by a smiley face).”

He then took to the ESPN 1100 airwaves, falling short of confirming that Tito Ortiz is officially back in the UFC fold.

“Tito and I have been talking and we have been trying to see if we could figure things out,” said White. “I’ve said many times that Tito and I have some issues and we both need to grow up.”

But asked by fellow radio guest Yahoo! Sports writer Kevin Iole if that meant that Ortiz was already back in the fold and would be on one of the upcoming Fall fight cards, the UFC president answered, “It’s a possibility,” with a sly tone to his voice.

He then mentioned Ortiz’s back surgery and said it would be good to see if Ortiz could return to form with his recent claims of good health.

The fence mending between White and Ortiz started about a week ago. "I wanted to be a man and squash things between me and him... he did the same to me. Dana showed the type of person he is by apologizing to me and vice versa," Ortiz relayed on a recent edition of Tapout Radio.

He then said he was still in negotiations with Strikeforce, but also noted that Affliction or even a return to the UFC were not "out of the picture."

White confirmed Ortiz' comments the next day, posting on his official Twitter account, "Yes, Tito and I made up." Although, at that time, he fell short of saying that his arms were open to an Ortiz return to the Octagon. "Doesn't mean he's back. It means we aren't smashing each other anymore and we don't hate each other."

Well... now, not only are they not smashing each other, it sounds as if they are about to begin working together again.

It has been 14 months to the day that Ortiz last stepped foot in the Octagon – or any other promotion – losing a unanimous decision to now UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 84.

Since that time, he has undergone a successful back surgery that he says has put him back at 100-percent percent healthy.

"It's gonna be great to compete again and be 100-percent,” he said following a Strikeforce event in April.

White’s presence on ESPN 1100 was part of a fundraiser for The Caring Place, an organization that provides programs and support services for people touched by cancer.

rearnakedchoke 07-25-2009 03:35 PM

i hear he is fighting ken for the 4th time ...

GnP 07-25-2009 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke
i hear he is fighting ken for the 4th time ...


Haha don't rule it out :)

Hughes_GOAT 07-26-2009 02:01 AM

nah, he's fighting Liddell again......since he can KO him now.

Irish Pride 07-26-2009 03:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Hughes_GOAT
nah, he's fighting Liddell again......since he can KO him now.

....That makes me sad. :cry: Poor Chuck. Gotta love him.

Irish Pride 07-26-2009 03:10 AM

But really...what kind of competition is Tito really? I know he sells tickets but... who are they going to put him against?

Hughes_GOAT 07-26-2009 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Irish Pride
But really...what kind of competition is Tito really? I know he sells tickets but... who are they going to put him against?

he can rematch Wanderlei, Griffin, Evans.

Jason 16 07-26-2009 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Irish Pride
But really...what kind of competition is Tito really? I know he sells tickets but... who are they going to put him against?

so far he has done the best out of every one fighting Lyoto Machida

ufcfan2 07-26-2009 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Jason 16
so far he has done the best out of every one fighting Lyoto Machida

yup,and it makes Tito look good as long as Lyota keeps plowing thru the competition. I'd like to see him against Rich or Hendo as it would be good fights.


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