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Blast to the Past: Remember when Dana White was supposed to fight Tito Ortiz in a 3-round boxing match?

Blast to the Past: Remember when Dana White was supposed to fight Tito Ortiz in a 3-round boxing match?

Last night while I was rummaging through my backpack of broken promises to my ex-girlfriend, I found this gem hidden deep within the MMA vaults. Back in 2009, Tito Ortiz and Dana White made up -- and subsequently made out. Of course, this happened just a year before the two were supposed to have a sanctioned boxing match to settle their beef. For all intents and purposes, Ortiz and White wanted to metaphorically kill each other. Not like when you stole your roommate's nacho dip and he told you he was going to kill you (and somehow get his nacho dip back through senseless, cold-blooded murder) or when you got into a car accident and the other driver hops out of his vehicle and says 'I'm going to kill you -- but first we need to swap insurance information.' Not at all. The rivalry between the two reached epic proportions, which nearly forced Tito Ortiz to sign with Affliction and take on Fedor Emelianenko in late 2008.

Fortunately cooler heads prevailed, and Dana White realized that a millionaire civilian taking on a fighter in a boxing match was a really dumb thing to do. The UFC did air a special hyping up the match that never was, and in this edition of Blast to the Past we want to show you the entire one-hour long special. It's Friday, you've earned the right to slack off for the rest of the day. Now enjoy.

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+9 # Fitch the blanket 2013-08-09 13:23
Embarrassing from the UFC. Thank goodness this was called off before the entire sport was embarrassed by these two jackasses.
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+5 # FreeLeeMurray 2013-08-09 13:47
The entire sport has repeatedly been embarrassed by these two idiots. I kind of wish it happened, but I'm also happy it didn't, since it lets this thing hold onto some semblance of credibility.
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+5 # DewYouKnow8 2013-08-09 14:08
Wish this happened.. Dana's boxing apparent isn't terrible.
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+3 # DewYouKnow8 2013-08-09 14:18
Ortiz is a twat
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+14 # Dudecallednick 2013-08-09 15:27
Dana would never have passed the pre-fight drugs test. (Source: June White.)

POW!
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-3 # andersonsilva 2013-08-09 17:41
How about both against me? Just kidding Dana pays me.
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+3 # jt33 2013-08-09 19:57
if this fight happened today i would be tempted to take dana.
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+3 # umwhat?? 2013-08-09 20:04
I know a lot of people talk shit about Dana doing this, but I don't blame him at all for wanting video evidence that he held up his end of the deal...

If it wasn't on video Tito would've made up all kinds of bullshit about how Dana pussied out.

I think it's Chuck who says in the video that Tito finally realized it was a lose/lose situation the minute Dana agreed.
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+6 # MMAsshole 2013-08-10 00:48
Wish Tito didn't pussy out of the fight. imagine it being Dana who started Titos Epic losing streak
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+4 # DENV3RtheDESTROY3R 2013-08-10 01:08
It's kinda dumb but I still would have liked to see this grudge match more than Tito and Shamrock.
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