Tito Ortiz expressed his displeasure with the UFC and an upcoming fight with Lyoto Machida earlier today in an interview with Fight Network Radio. Ortiz said that he was “expecting a bigger fight,” perhaps a rematch with Rashad Evans.
Ortiz also hinted heavily that he may move on after his fight with Machida stating that he’s, “just looking to get my final fight over with the UFC.“
Echoing recent sentiments made by Randy Couture, Ortiz appeared unhappy with UFC management siting disrespect as a chief concern.
“They said I wasn’t worth the money, I was worth no more than what I’m getting paid now, and I’m not a commodity to them anymore — I’m not as viable to them anymore,” Ortiz said. “That was a sign of disrespect.“
Ortiz believes that his future in the UFC is severely hampered due to his sour relationship with UFC president Dana White and his belief that the UFC doesn’t care about their fighters.
“UFC is caring so much about the brand itself,” Ortiz said. “They could care less about the fighters. Fighters are a dime a dozen. They’ll keep coming. Dana is really out for himself and the company. He doesn’t give a sh** about the fighters.“