According to an Aug. 29 post from MMA Mania, Tito Ortiz compared UFC employment to slavery, and UFC President Dana White fired back by saying the current Bellator MMA star is nothing but a "slave to stupidity."
Ortiz, who now fights for Bellator MMA, says White is one of the biggest bullies in the fight business, and he had no problem taking to the media to call him out.
"I thought slavery was over a long time ago. It's just one of those things where you can't trust a word the man says," Ortiz said of White. "And when you can't do that, how can you work for him? When you work for a person and they're badmouthing you no matter what, how can you work for them? When you apologize for the things that did happen and he still goes behind your back and says things about you, for no reason at all. Dana's thing now is bullying and he is one of the biggest bullies in the business. He's a big bully. One of these days, karma, it always come back around."
Those comments didn't sit well with White, who immediately took to the media to fire back a couple zingers of his own.
"Now I'm a f**king slave master, or whatever Tito called me. That f**king buffoon. How about this f**king moron coming out and saying he was a slave. Do you even know...I shouldn't even ask that question if he knows what being a slave means, because he's one of the dumbest motherf**kers you will ever meet. Seriously," White said. "He's a slave to stupidity is what he is."
Ortiz will make his return to the cage on Nov. 2, 2013 as he takes on another UFC castaway, Quinton Jackson, at Bellator 106.
The event marks Bellator's first dip into pay-per-view, but fight fans shouldn't expect White to stay home watching Ortiz and Jackson duke it out.