After UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz revealed his trouble with the UFC fighter insurance company this past Monday’s “MMA Hour,” it appears that UFC president Dana White has stepped up to help his one-time nemesis. Ortiz tweeted out a thank you to the company, and to White, after his former manager opted to help Tito pay the bill out-of-pocket.
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) January 30, 2013
Ortiz’s issues were due to a neck surgery the fighter had after his final bout last summer. The insurance company had apparently opted to pay the bill before they later denied the fighter’s claim.
Ortiz finished his illustrious career with a hard-fought loss to Forrest Griffin last summer at UFC 148. The former fighter has now moved into fighter management, where he currently advises clients like former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.