Nothing like a bit of sucking up before a ‘must win’ fight:
UFC president Dana White, who re-signed Ortiz in July 2009 after a long and public feud, said the fighter is in a must-win situation despite his star power.
“It’s not about that,” White said. “Obviously, we’re in the pay-per-view business, but this is a real sport. Tito’s lost three of his four [most recent] fights.”
Anyone else get the feeling that the UFC would be perfectly okay with cutting Tito loose now that it’s been confirmed that they’ve destroyed him as a draw? It’s a bad time to be a guy making a quarter mil per fight, and that doesn’t include the PPV cut Tito makes when he’s the main or co-main event.
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