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Tito Ortiz

Screw UFC

Bellator Gots My Back Now!

8/19/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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MMA legend Tito Ortiz is no stranger to bad breakups ... and tells TMZ he's moved on from the UFC because he knows Dana White ain't lookin' to bury the hatchet anytime soon. 

Dana and Tito famously trashed each other following Tito's last UFC fight back in 2012 ... and Ortiz has since struck a deal with Bellator, a rival MMA organization.

In fact, Ortiz is set to fight fellow UFC-defector Rampage Jackson under the Bellator banner in November.

But, when we asked Tito if there was any chance at patching things up with his former boss and returning to the UFC ... Tito simply explained, "Nah, Dana holds grudges."

It ain't the first time Tito and Dana have gone after each other -- they also tore each other apart back in 2008 ... and Tito left the UFC ... only to return one year later.

They're kinda like the Liz Taylor and Richard Burton of MMA.

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18 COMMENTS

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1.

smurfya    

Dana only holds grudges until the price is right, as for tito, sorry dude, you seem like your a good guy but I don't know if you have any fight left in you, but then again neither does rampage.

433 days ago
2.

bozzman    

tito was washed up years ago. he should get out before he gets hurt

433 days ago
3.

static    

I guess everyone can't go out with calss and dignity like Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture.

433 days ago
4.

justin    

watching those two being interviewed was painful. a whole lot of talking and not a whole lot being said. they need managers, like in pro wrestling. someone who talk for them while they stand there and look menacing.

433 days ago
5.

Ozzie X    

Tito has got a bobble head, I'm sure he can take some more hits.

433 days ago
6.

Timmyt223    

The hatred Tito feels goes back a long way. Dana was his manager before he and the Fertitta brothers bought the UFC. Tito was upset when Dana left him as a manager. There have been lingering feelings of resentment since then.

433 days ago
7.

Joe    

flipping the channels and saw them on a WWE event. No wonder they were there.. usually washed up actors/boxers/fighters/ have some movie or event to peddle.

And yes, Tito looks like a bobblehead.

433 days ago
8.

WTF    

Screw UFC but only after they made me rich.

433 days ago
9.

The Zombie    

Aren't Tito and Rampage both working for TNA now?

433 days ago
10.

Dead account Delete at will    

Titos a Punk a** B**ch. Ya he can fight but hes still a B**ch!!!!!
Tito go back to screwing used up trashy diseased porn stars

433 days ago
11.

Paul    

Tito-Rampage should be entertaining & the Alvarez-Chandler rematch makes the card a must see

433 days ago
12.

Danas Ahomo    

Dana is bad for MMA, I can not stand him... Also, why is he NEVER seen with any women? Hmmm... Pole smoker?

433 days ago
13.

RuiningItForEveryone    

last beating tito put down was on jenna jameson. He's past washed up for his weight class. In the big league anyway.

432 days ago
14.

blairgolf    

Go away Tito! Nobody cares anymore what you have to say. Should have stayed retired as this smacks of desperation. CAn you say, "IRRELEVANT!"

432 days ago
15.

bizz    

Tito, let it go dude. you arent good anymore. im not an MMA fan but sounds like Bellator is the old man washup league?

431 days ago

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