2. Tito Ortiz Is Definitely Still Fighting Chuck Liddell
Just a few weeks before The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 was due to air on Spike TV with bitter rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz as the team coaches, rumors emerged that something had happened behind the scenes and Liddell would now be fighting Rich Franklin instead after the show’s conclusion.
“Not true!” White replied to a fan on Twitter. “We are doing Couture vs. Franklin, not Chuck.”
The media weren’t convinced, but White stuck doggedly to his story.
“Nothing happened to Tito,” he claimed on Twitter. “Tito and I are cool.”
Even three weeks later White was still telling porkie pies.
”The definite main event is Tito vs. Chuck Liddell. That’s definitely the main event.”
The truth was that the media had been spot on from the start and Liddell Vs Franklin had indeed been signed behind closed doors after Ortiz was forced to leave the show in order to get neck surgery.
Nevertheless, when the match-up was finally confirmed, White was unrepentant.
”The people who feel they have been lied to – too bad!” White said on The Jim Rome Show. “Get over it!”