Tito Ortiz sends respectful but stern message to Dana about fighter pay

Tito Ortiz sends respectful but stern message to Dana about fighter pay

Dana White seemed unpleased with Golden Boy MMA getting the fight between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell sanctioned. Both Dana and a lot of fans were not pleased when they saw Chuck in the cage. Putting Chuck in there sends a message that people way past their prime can compete, regardless of safety.

Tito took the angle that the fight may not have ever happened if he and people like Chuck were compensated handsomely while in the UFC for their services.

Tito posted his ‘Dear Dana’ message on his Instagram:

“Dana White –

I appreciate everything you have done for me &and the sport. In my humble opinion, I don’t feel Chuck and I were compensated correctly for all that we gave and sacrificed for the company.

When you sold the company for over 4.5 billion dollars, how much of that did Chuck and I get? Nothing…. I’m trying to build something new and rewarding for the sport! This is not about you, it is not about me… I want it to be about the fighters and giving them the opportunity to share in all the rewards this business has to offer, so they don’t have to fight when they are 43 & 48.

@GoldenBoyBoxing @UFC”

Giving fighters a minority stake in the company shouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility. WME IMG have most of their clients owning a piece of the pie.

However, Dana buying into this idea is as likely as me playing for the LA Clippers.