Tito Ortiz Not Invited to UFC Press Conference? Crashes It Anyway

Tito Ortiz Not Invited to UFC Press Conference? Crashes It Anyway

Sports Illustrated:

“Dana said I can’t be here,” said Ortiz, as UFC Public Relations director Jennifer Wenk spoke to him and pushed the microphone away, instructing the media not to ask him questions.

“Stay up there Tito,” said Jameson standing off to the side of the stage. “You deserve it.”

As Ortiz spoke to Wenk, he smiled and shook his head as he turned toward the media and said, “I’ve never been kicked out of a press conference before. After 11 years of giving my blood, sweat and tears to make this company what it is I think I deserve to stay.”

Ortiz would sit on the dais for nearly 30 minutes alone as extra security was brought in and Jameson continued to expound on the ridiculousness of the situation. “This is cementing what Tito has been saying for a long time,” she said. “Its freedom of speech, freedom of the press, let him speak.”

Finally White entered the room along with the other fighters, and looked at Ortiz surprised before addressing the media and the situation after I asked him why he didn’t want Ortiz at the press conference. “No, Tito’s welcome to come to the press conference,” said White. “Just as long as he’s not holding his own press conference, I think that’s the issue.”


  1. tito is an ass clown

    May 25, 2008 at 8:50 am

    thanks for the jr high antics tito. way to go out as a winner…oh wait, thats right, you weren't fighting shamrock. You cant claim the high road and show up with a "dana is my bitch" t-shirt.

  2. Oswald Gobblecock

    May 25, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Jenna needs to shut up an get naked!

  3. whodini

    May 25, 2008 at 10:07 am

    boy he just showed was ass he really is …..he might as well said ….. hey look at me im somebody .. really i am … just ask me

  4. dane drebin

    May 25, 2008 at 11:12 am

    whatre u guys talking about???? tito helped make the ufc what it is today in the beggining he was the only name people new. not dana or even chuck. show the guy some respect and he's right thats pretty sad jardine made 10 grand that pathetic and these new brands like affliction and elitexc will change the sport for the better

  5. whodini

    May 25, 2008 at 11:13 am

    he was an employee thats all

  6. tito is an ass clown

    May 25, 2008 at 12:05 pm


    he is not helping make it better now.

    if Tito wanted to make a point, keep it about the fighters, keep it about how they are being treated as dogs, no health care, and have to cover their own travel. Dont make it about the UFC or about his personal relationship with dana. We are men, we dont care about soap operas.

    If Tito wanted to make a difference now, he should organize and help unionize the fighters. This model has worked in the US for a long time and there is a reason it exists in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. If he isnt that motivated, then maybe he should stay on point with his message.

    To crash events and have your girl speak for you is just being a pussy. I dont care what "one of the girls" told Jenna. To show up to professional events with t-shirts degrading your sport is childish.

  7. whodini

    May 25, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    whats up with Jenna? she looks whorrible.. i mean ugly…

    shes his yes girl

  8. Oswald Gobblecock

    May 25, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Dane, Tito wouldn't have even been champ if he wouldn't have ducked Chuck or Randy back in the day! Hell, those 2 are still amongst the top unlike Tito who seems unable to win a decent fight anymore.

    Also whodini, you'd still rail her. Don't act like you wouldn't! I bet 95% of people who bash her couldn't get her caliber.

  9. Businessman

    May 25, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    I am tired of the soap opera. Even though some of the fighter feuds remind me a little of WWE, at least it is fighter vs. fighter. There may be some true hard feelings there THAT WILL BE SETTLED IN THE OCTAGON. But Tito vs. Dana…that is ridiculous. What is the point? Neither won. Tito is now out of the UFC and love or hate Tito, he was a draw for the UFC. Both sides are idiots. I will say that I agree Oswald..Tito was a champ when the competition was weak. He was the champ so her gets my respect, but…who has he beaten? The biggest names are Ken and Vitor and both fighters are better names than fighters. Who else did he beat? He lost to Frank Shamrock, Chuck (twice), Lyota, Randy…all good fighters that he fought, he lost to. I also agree about the union. He keeps claiming he is so smart, then stop crying and unionize the fighters. That is the easiest way to get the fighters better wages and beenfits. For someone that keeps stating how smart he is, he is so stupid. And as for Dana, grow up. You talk all this shit and never have to get in a ring. Not everyone is a fighter, but if you are not one, don't talk shit to one.

  10. dane drebin

    May 25, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    he may not be the tito of old but he still only loses to top competition he was robbed in the rashad fight and he's also beaten the axe murderer right before he went on his tear in pride. im not even saying he's a contender anymore im just saying u guys are selling him a little short. i personally wasnt impressed wih machidas performance either i would respect him a lot more if he would have thrown more than 2 unches at a time… the ufc really needs to bring back the yellow cards they used in pride

  11. derek

    May 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    wtf? what is criss angel doing there? haha

  12. patrickgamil

    May 25, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    white said he's allowed?!?

    at least that's what he said in front of the press?!

    if not from his orders, where did the idea of him being

    locked out come from.

    dana is a coward and is 2 faced

  13. Oswald Gobblecock

    May 25, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Lets be honest Dane, Silva would kill Tito now… that was a while ago when he beat him. As for Rashad, Tito probably would have won if he didn't keep grabbing the fence. That's his own fault. If you really wanna talk about some1 getting robbed, bring up how Forrest got robbed against Tito. Most people thought Forrest won that fight including me.

  14. Oswald Gobblecock

    May 25, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Also this "Tito of old" thing… it's not that Tito used to be a badass and then stopped. It's that this sport has passed him by. Tito hasn't evolved as a fighter where others have and with all the new talent that has come into this growing sport. Tito is still Tito, he just hasn't improved and grown with most of the others.

    Look at Randy when he came back at the age of 43. He grew more then as a stand up fighter but Tito hasn't.

  15. kom34

    May 25, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    i think thats right on oswald. he still has the same gameplan that he used to have. thats why i was shocked to see tito go for a submission.

  16. dane drebin

    May 25, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    this is funny im not even a very big tito fan my favorite fighter is the axe murderer and i was jumping up and donw when he beat jardine but i think that tito is a bad matchup for silva. i would love to see that fight again and see if silva could defend the takedown because if he could im sure he would dominate tito. i was just stating that people forget that he did beat silva not just vitor or shamrock. your right it was a long time ago when silva was in his prime and right after that he began his reign in pride. why in pride because he was losing in the ufc and had to leave. also i think tito won the forest fight no doubt. the first round was a savage beating should have been 10-8. round two was forests. round three was even imo and tito just secured the win with the takedown much like lidell did against silva. i would have loved to see who would have won that match if it went 2 more rounds i'd say forest because he was gaining momentum. i agree tito was champ in an easier time in the ufc but so was pat militech, ken shamrock, mark coleman, royce gracie and they all deserve the credit for being pioneers in this sport. do u not think its rediculous that jardine made 10 grand for this fight i think thats outragous. like tito or not he draws numbers and will for time to come. until someone beats machida i dont think u can really judge tito for losing to him either. i respect tito a lot more for always putting it on the line in his fights and trying more than throwing a couple punches then running away. i know its the karate style but i think its pretty lame to watch and i think if tito goes to cbs and faces kimbo that he will destroy him within the first.

  17. OC7

    May 25, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    jenna looks dirty. even she's washed up. dik suckin whore

  18. Oswald Gobblecock

    May 26, 2008 at 4:08 am

    I agree with some of what Tito said about Jardine's pay being bullshit and what not. I thought the Dragon played it smart, Starnes ran away and lost all 3 round but he won all 3 of his rounds. Even when Tito got ahold of him he got pushed off and he took Tito down. Tito was purely out classed in that fight.

    As for the Forrest fight, if Tito did get a 10-8 round that 1st round then I would have considered that a draw cause Forrest in no doubt won that 2nd round but the 3rd round was closer but I'd still have to give it to Forrest cause he controlled most of that round and was winning the striking. I wouldn't give it to Tito just cause he got a takedown at the end. 1 judge scored 30-27 Tito, there's no way Tito won the 2nd round so that shows you that judges are stupid or just bought.

    Tito talks about Dana running his mouth, how about Tito's stupid ass always talkin about wanting to be in a company who will treat him like a champion. Big problem Tito, you're no champion! You can't even win fights against up an comers! If Tito was whoopin ass then Dana would keep him, plain an simple.

  19. derek

    May 26, 2008 at 4:59 am

    tito is becoming the new ken shamrock. mma has evolved alot since 2003, and tito hasn't evolved with the sport. i think dana is right about tito not being the same fighter as he was years ago. frankly, i don't think there is a top light heavy contender that tito can beat convincingly… not even jardine. i do think tito is right about certain aspects, like fighters not being paid enough when the ufc is making millions per PPV. but then again, he is wrong in some aspects. fighters shold be paid what their true value is. in tito's case, he reall shouldn't be complaining because although he's well known, he hasn't convincingly beaten anyone significant recently. as for jardine not being paid enough, he signed a 6 fight contract deal. he shold have asked for more money BEFORE he signed, not after he signed. that goes the same for a lot of fighters who complain about how much they are making after they sign a contract and MMA gets bigger.

  20. Oswald Gobblecock

    May 26, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Yeah, but alot of fighters who are trying to make a name for themselves in the UFC have no room to negotiate their contracts cause Dana would tell them to fuck off.

  21. Onri

    May 26, 2008 at 9:22 am

    That was a bad match up. Machida was too fast for Tito and the fight really sucked. There were some good points like the Machida knee and Tito's triangle.

    What about Soku calling out Shogun. I hope they can make that fight happen.

  22. dane drebin

    May 26, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    tito did do better than franklin, bonnar, and soko against machida tho u gotta give him that

  23. Morey

    May 26, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Thats true. Although I think Soku held his own on the feet for most of the fight. I haven't seen the bonner fight but Franklin was pretty much dominated by Machida. I think Tito showed a lot of class after the fight, he looked like he trained his ass off. I'd like to see him fight Frank Shamrock next.

  24. mmafight

    May 26, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    i can see both sides' points…couldn't they just have a finger on the button so to speak, and cut his mic off?

  25. roy

    May 27, 2008 at 1:50 am

    i agree with you dane, i thought the fight was a little boring and tito still got alot of cheers at the event i don't think tito would ever have been champ in the ufc again but did do alot for them over the years he was there and could still beat some of the top guys.

  26. Jason M

    May 27, 2008 at 5:43 am

    With the exception of a few all of you are lame. Tito may have his bad boy image bt thats who he is and he ALWAYS speeks the truth and tells everyone whats realy going on. And for those of you talking shit about Jena, grow up… any of you would sleep with her so why talk shit shes probably hotter than anyone most of you have ever been with. Stop hating. Get off Titos ass and give him a bit of respect cause he is one of the few people that made the UFC what it is today. You cant hate someone for being themselves. And it is BS that Jardine only got 10k. Tito speeks for everyone in the UFC and most fighters actualy like him for that and Dana dont cause he knows he is a cheap ass. I didnt spell check this shit so sorry if things are misspelled!

  27. Jason M

    May 27, 2008 at 5:45 am

    Tito got pissed a few time cause he was chasing the guy around the ring and the guy wouldnt fight. I think he should have won that fight but thats just me.

  28. Jason M

    May 27, 2008 at 5:55 am

    And everyone talking shit about the fight, if we watched the same fight he stalked and tried to get in reach of machidas but machidas just get backing up. Tito was the aggreseor this whole fight so why is evryone talking shit. Go watch it again and then tell me he was out classed. m not just standing up for Tito but know what your saying before you say it. I have been a part of this sport for a very long time and im friends with Titos trainer Saul Soliz. I know what he puts in this sport and all hes trying to say is its rediculas how some of the fighters are treated. Dana is going to end up loosing alot of fighters to others and there will be no UFC if things dont start turning around a bit.

  29. Scooby Doo

    May 29, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Thank you jason I'm a big time boxing fan and MMA(not a tito fan just a fan of the fight game.) if u are the agressor judges take that into how they give the fighter points. Push the fight ! Not by running. That is F@!ked up! about the Dean of Mean 10 grand and put in the hospital. Win or Lost u are always at the press conf. in boxing and in MMA. Until now???? Whats up with that.

  30. STEVEO

    May 29, 2008 at 1:38 am

    I am starting to notice on this site that there is more posts involving dana white than there is involoving the actual UFC. It is starting to get alittle old. he needs to shut his mouth and do his job, I find it hard to believe that the fertitas are not getting tired of this side show. Also, weak ufc or not. Tito was a champion, and has "done it his way," which lik eit or not is the way many of us would do it. Would you like your boss being a fuckin asshole to you and blasting you on national televsion, nope. Would you want to get the shit beat out of you and only make 10 grand, nope. Would you be pissed if you helped build a compand for eleven years fromthe ground up and then they basically fired you and said your a piece of shit, HELL YES. SO BEING A GROWN UP WITH A JOB MAKES ME FEEL FOR TITO BECAUSE I THINK HES GETTING FUCKED BY A PRICK WITH A HUGE EGO. I don't even like him as a fighter, but hes paid his dues and deserves a little respect, however, he should give it as well.

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