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Dana White Says Tito Ortiz UFC Return “a Possibility”, Mum on Affliction But Promises Big Things To Come

UFC President Dana WhiteAfter posting “welcome back Tito” earlier today on Twitter, UFC President Dana White was a guest on ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas on Friday evening and discussed his relationship with Tito Ortiz and his possible return to the Octagon.

Though White stopped short of announcing that the UFC had re-signed Ortiz, it was clear that the long-time rivals had largely settled their differences, with White saying it was “a possibility” that Ortiz, who is eligible to return to fighting this fall after undergoing major back surgery, could soon be competing in the UFC once again.

While on ESPN Radio, White declined to offer any official details on the promotion’s rumored deal with Affliction, which ceased promoting MMA events on Friday to become a UFC sponsor, but promised big things to come as the promotion is working on several major deals with its sights set on topping its record-setting UFC 100 event, which took place on July 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

White also confirmed that UFC 100, which was headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir and Georges St-Pierre vs. Thiago Alves, drew more that 1.5 million pay-per-view buys, and said he’s in talks to fulfill his promise of base jumping off of Mandalay Bay if the event exceeded 1.5 million buys.

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