Tito Ortiz Accepts a “Big, Big, Big Pay Cut”
Tito Ortiz bursted out his thoughts after receiving a big pay cut from UFC.
The MMA fighter got a loss to Matt Hamill last October, and in order to regain his title, he asked UFC to give him another fight against Ryan Bader. UFC agreed on this proposal, but told Tito Ortiz that he won’t be having the same contract like before. He explained in an interview:
“I guess it was negotiation on their part of paying me less. And I took it. I want to compete. And that shows how much I want to compete, to take a big, big, big pay cut. It is what it is, man, I’m gonna fight my ass off on Saturday night and I get my contract back, and I’ll be fighting some more.”
For his previous fights against Matt Hamill, Forrest Griffin, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, and Chuck Liddell — Tito Ortiz already earned a total of $460,000. This purse does not yet include the pay-per-view points, which are said to be included in his contract.
Tito Ortiz also opened up and discussed the latest photo scandal wherein he is involved. The fighter elaborated:
“Someone got on my damn phone and put a nekkid picture of me…FBI called me, we talked, we tried to find it out, what it was, I was at a Starbucks and I left my phone down, and I left it there and totally forgot, came back, and it was at a different table, and what can you do, man…I guess it was one of those pictures that I probably shouldn’t have sent to Jenna before, and left it on my phone, I probably should have erased it. I guess I could uphold it and be proud of it. I hope I didn’t offend anybody. But at the same time, personal life won’t be on Twitter ever again.”
The said controversy is not yet officially closed, as some reports claimed that there is a 11-minute gap in the security camera footage provided by Starbucks.View Article Source »