Dana White Reveals Tito Ortiz Next Inductee into UFC Hall of Fame (Video)

June 12, 2012
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Tito Ortiz at UFC 132MMAWeekly.com spoke with UFC president Dana White following Tuesday’s UFC 150 press conference in Denver. He broke the news to us that Tito Ortiz will in fact be the next UFC Hall of Fame inductee. He will go into the hall at the UFC Fan Expo, just before he faces Forrest Griffin for a third time at UFC 148 on July 7.

“He’s definitely a part of the history of the sport,” stated White.

Ortiz has stated that the fight with Griffin will be his last; that he will retire after the fight.

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  • RubeKegal

    This is great!

    Why is Mask in though?

    • Its controversial to say, but I agree Mask shouldnt be in. It should only be fighters, and really good ones at that. People who contributed to the sport is way too broad. Might as well put the president of Spike TV in there with that ridiculous standard.

      • Lesnardo

        Or every UFC nuthuggger in the world should be in the HOF as well. If you’ve watched the UFC from UFC 1, then you should be in the HOF. LOL!

  • He’s in because of his contribution to MMA in general. He’s not in as a fighter but he is a true mma legend ! RIP Charles Lewis

    • Lesnardo

      what “contribution” do you have in mind?

      • fightfankevin

        I think the argument shouldnt be over contributions, the tapout guys obviously promoted the sport and fighters when no one else would. I do think if Mask were still alive he would not be in the Hall though, it seems obvious hes there because of his untimely death, otherwise punka** and skyscrape would be in the Hall also.

        • Lesnardo

          What? So people get into the HOF without any contribution to MMA????

          I am confused.

          the thing is, none of you really know the reason why Mask is in there. But for some reason, you want to Mask to be in there. So you make up excuses.

  • insane187288

    OHh maybe cause 90 percent of fighters have tap out on them. dude if you dont know mma dont comment and it shows you dont cause you asked that.

  • insane187288

    Why is Mask in? Hmm apparenly you dont watch any ufc fight to see that 90% of the fighters have the tap out logo on them. hmm wonder why he is in the hall of fame.. idiot

  • omcclave

    People who are new to the sport would not get why charles is in the HOF. When all of you knew nothing about MMA I would see him selling Tshirts and promoting the sport to people who were obsessed in little sh*t venues just because of how much he believed in mma and especially the UFC. Mask was a true mma lover and helped countless people out in mma and is a factor for why the sport is where it is at today. Sponsorship of ufc fighters back in the day was the only way to feed your family because the ufc payed next to nothing back then. You wouldn’t know this but no one wanted to put their name on mma or even touch it with a ten foot pole. Ask any UFC fighter that was around during the beginning days and they will tell you mask should without a question be in the hall.

    • Lesnardo

      by the sound of it, you seem like a newb that started watching the UFC around the time when Zuffa had purchased the UFC.

      Real MMA fans started watching from UFC 1 when TapOut wasn’t even around. Then they switched to PRIDE, watching the UFC only occassionally for big fights.

      Mask was in the business of selling MMA tshirts. To sell more tshirts he promoted his company and MMA. How is this contribution HOF worthy?

      Dana White should induct himself into the HOF.

  • kevstinx

    LOOOOOOOOOL, Tito Ortiz in H.O.F.

    Hall of Fame has nothing to do with what you do in the Octagon anymore, it is about advertising.

    Silva will get in there for sure…Which is legit!

    Sonnen will talk his way in…

    Florian has changed weight class and is presenting his way to H.O.F…

    Lesnar will be in it soon for a WWE/UFC fan merger…

    Add Kimbo also for the hell of it while you are there…

    The UFC is becoming Ultimate F***ing Crap!

    Lost serious interest in this ‘sport’