Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Thread: Dana White Slams Tito Ortiz, Says Ronda Rousey 'Smokes' His MMA Career

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Ont. Canada
    Posts
    2,255

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    Sounds to me like semantics....I mean isn't it the UFC World Title???? Wasn't she the 4th best in the world?

    See where I'm going with this.....

    I do hold the Olympics in high regard because of the sacrifices the athletes make to get there. For sure.

    That being said, when you win a professional title, you have ascended to the top of your profession and earned the title of the best. Furthermore, your competition (in MMA) are multi-disciplined, encompass a wide range of ages, and are competing in the sport for their livelihood. Many athletes who are VERY worthy forego the olympics to earn money to survive or miss the target age group by a few years.
    Well if Judo is anything like boxing is in the olympics they dont have a Bronze Medal fight and they give both people a bronze medal and only have a final match to decide who wins the Gold and Silver.

    Yes the a UFC title is a "World" title but just because you are the UFC champion that makes you the best? Is the Bellator title not a world title as well? (thats a serious question). The Olympics are the best in their country gonig up against the best of other countries with the goal of being best in the world at that said sport.

    There is a reason why GSP said he wanted to compete in wrestling at the Olympics and repersent Canada, then he realized how much work and dedication it takes to get there (not saying it doesnt take hard work and dedication to be GSP...)

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    9,518

    Default

    I simply disagree.

    It's fine to do so.

    However, I will leave you with this: Have you ever heard of Park Si-Hun?

    And the Bellator title is to MMA as the WBA title is to boxing.
    Last edited by SimpleJack; 02-02-2013 at 10:08 PM.
    You say shark I say hey man, Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Ont. Canada
    Posts
    2,255

    Default

    are you hinting at him winning because of terrible judges and them putting in a new point system at the olympics partly because of his fight?

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    9,518

    Default

    What I'm telling you is that olympic gold medals are far from the equivalent of a world title in the top "league" within your professional sport of choice.

    Look, we're down in the weeds here.

    Clearly Dana White was talking out of his ass just like Tito does. They both would be boasting for the opposite if their representation were reversed.
    You say shark I say hey man, Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars

  5. #25

    Default

    I'm with Jack.

    Professional sports trump Olympics in my view. The money attracts the absolutely highest level of talent and encourages great discipline. Boxing, basketball, etc. where there are both pros and Olympians plays this out in my view.

    Wrestling and MMA are just in that place where there isn't both pro and Olympic competition (unless Hulk Hogan counts).

    And GSP's comments were just ridiculous; he later said it was a joke.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,642

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    What I'm telling you is that olympic gold medals are far from the equivalent of a world title in the top "league" within your professional sport of choice.

    Look, we're down in the weeds here.

    Clearly Dana White was talking out of his ass just like Tito does. They both would be boasting for the opposite if their representation were reversed.
    I think that would depend on the particular sport though really.. Certain sports don't have a higher level then the Olympics or world championships.

    I would say it's not incorrect to say what Ronda accomplished before she fought in MMA is well ahead of what Tito did before he started fighting. Neither of the two of them are leaps and bounds ahead of the other at the same point in their MMA careers though Ronda won a title sooner and hasn't lost yet.

    Ultimately you are right in that it's just Dana and Tito talking trash like they normally do.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    16,435

    Default

    Tito should not have insulted the woman that his boss is sleeping with.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,794

    Default

    I personally would rather have a gold medal in wrestling than the UFC title. If possible I would like to have both, and my own island with staff included so they can sort out my apples and oranges.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    7,186

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    Rhonda won her belt fair and square, just like Jose and Cruz.

    That said, Tito fought some very big names early in his career and performed well. Ronda just hasn't seen that level of competition in MMA. Sadly, we don't know if she ever will.
    Unless she fights Cris Cyborg or hell even Gina Corano
    Anderson Silva:
    Best Fighter on the planet.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •