As he prepares to fight Lyoto Machida for what could be the last fight of his career at UFC 84, Tito Ortiz said this week that he would consider returning to UFC if its president, Dana White, would apologize to him and show him respect.
On a conference call to promote UFC 84 today, White made clear that that's not going to happen.
"Tito is a f---ing idiot," White said. "He's one of the dumbest human beings I've ever met. Everything that comes out of his mouth makes no sense."
White added that he doesn't think UFC needs Ortiz because he doesn't think Ortiz can beat any of UFC's top fighters.
"I put up with his s--- when he was a good fighter," White said. "He's not anymore."
White said he hasn't been impressed with any of Ortiz's last five fights, which include two wins over an aging Ken Shamrock, a split decision over a relatively inexperienced Forrest Griffin, a loss to Chuck Liddell and a draw with Rashad Evans.
"He's not in anybody's Top 10," White said. "I have no interest whatsoever in being in the Tito Ortiz business. ... I've never wanted to see anyone get their ass kicked worse than I want to see Tito get his kicked next Saturday night."