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Zuffa: We’re not scumbags, insurance companies are!

Looks like the peeps at Zuffa didn’t like being accused of denying Tito Ortiz’ medical bills for his fucked up back. They’ve released a statement to clarify things:

“The UFC does not have the authority to deny or approve any insurance claims asserted by UFC athletes. Rather, Zuffa purchases medical insurance coverage for the benefit of fighters at levels significantly higher than those required by state athletic commissions. The decision regarding whether a filed claim is valid and therefore approved is determined exclusively through the standard review process of the insurance company AIG.”

The funny thing about AIG is that it was one of the big companies who’s collapse signaled the current economic crisis. Fortunately for UFC fighters everywhere, AIG has been nationalized by the US government. But it should still be no surprise that they refused Tito’s claim, because they’re too busy spending US government money on posh $500,000 executive spa retreats.

Heh, if there’s one thing I figured would piss you off more than paying for Tito’s back surgery, it’s paying for fatcat back rubs. Sucks to be you, America.