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Tito Ortiz Needs To Move Past Active Competition, Says UFC Boss

When UFC president Dana White was asked about Tito Ortiz sending out feelers for an MMA return, it sounds likes the former light heavyweight champion doesn’t have a chance of rejoining the promotion that made him famous.

“Tito’s lost every fight that he’s had over the last three years or something,” said White at the UFC on FOX 8 media scrum. “He won one fight in the last three years. Tito hung in there and made some more money. He was a guy who was around in the early days, and, you know, time for Tito to move on.”

The end of Ortiz’s career was far from great. It was a complete change of his earlier days in the UFC. From 2006 to 2012, Ortiz fought nine times. He was only able to beat Ryan Bader and retired after losing his trilogy to Forrest Griffin at UFC 148.

Ortiz is a member of the UFC hall of fame and runs Punishment Training Center with his biggest client being Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.

White simply feels Ortiz is desperate for cash.