Following Wednesday’s UFC 123 press conference, UFC president Dana White was surrounded by camera wielding members of the media, who specifically asked him about giving Tito Ortiz another chance. White responded that this was, “Definitely his last chance.”
Many thought that Ortiz’s most recent loss to Matt Hamill, his fourth in five fights, would have been enough to earn him his walking papers, but “The Huntington Beach Badboy” has been given another shot to stay with the company when he faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira next year.
In telling why Ortiz was given another chance, White stated, “I talked to Tito. Me and him had a conversation. Tito said, ‘I’m not done. I feel healthy, I feel good.’ And he asked me for one last chance. So I’m going to do it. I’m not the evil bastard everyone thinks I am.”