Dana White - Tito Ortiz Feud: Fights, Arguments, And A 2007 Boxing Match That Never Happened
By Mike Parrott
UFC President Dana White and Tito Ortiz have had one of the longest feuds in Combat Sports history. They once even had a Boxing Match arranged for 2007 before Ortiz backed out.
Dana White hasn't always been the mediator for the UFC. He once was nearly one of the fighters after his massive feud with Tito Ortiz nearly spilled over into an actual Boxing match.
White once told Conan O'Brien that he and Ortiz started having a fight on a Plane.
"We were on a private plane on our way to Japan and it was my partners, the Fertitta brothers, myself, Tito Ortiz and our matchmaker at the time, Joe Silva. Tito and I were messing around and he put me in what's called a neck crank."
"I was tapping and he didn't stop. You can seriously hurt somebody in a neck crank, especially as big and strong as Tito is.
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"So I just started blasting him in the ribs, started punching him in the ribs and when he let go [I] just jumped up and it was just a full blown fist fight in the plane."
This comes after Ortiz accused White of having too much power during the production of the 30-for-30 ESPN Documentary about Chuck Liddell and Ortiz's rivalry recently.
"I thought they're gonna be able to put the line right down the middle where it's neutral," Ortiz said.
"And then I guess there was 19 edits that Dana had to go over. So now its like 10 to 90% to Dana and Chuck and only 10% for me."
"'That was just complete assassination of my character! you guys cannot do that'...There was so many lies and so many things that just made me looked bad."