The Dalton Daily News has the scoop, after the “record breaking” contract with Affliction failed to materialize, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz is apparently in talks with EliteXC, AFL and even the UFC.
“I don’t know if we’re really negotiating, or simply helping Tito stroke his giant ego,” one frustrated company [UFC] representative said Sunday, Aug. 17.
Ortiz left the UFC to try his hand at landing a bigger contract with another promotion.
In recent interviews, Affliction and EliteXC promoters express that Tito is demanding a high dollar amount to fight for their promotions.
Is Tito worth it? Can he bring in the PPV buys that will cover his high price tag, or will the promotion
take a pass on the 33 year old fighter.