Following Thursday’s announcement that the Orange County District Attorney would not file felony domestic violence charges against Tito Ortiz due to “insufficient corroboration,” UFC president Dana White stated the organization won’t punish the Team Punishment fighter for last month’s “misunderstanding“ and he expects his star back fairly soon.
“I’m cool with Tito … he’s still on our roster now … we’ll be looking to get him in the ring in October or November,” White told TMZ this afternoon.
In regards to his MMA career, the 35-year-old is currently serving as coach on “The Ultimate Fighter,” however leaves the reality show at some point during the season after reportedly re-aggravating his surgically repaired back. He had been slated to face Chuck Liddell for a third time, but Rich Franklin will step in for him to face the “Iceman.”
Ortiz owns a respectable 15-7-1 pro record, however has posted a disappointing 0-3-1 in his last four outings.
White did not name a potential opponent for Ortiz.