Tito Ortiz is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and despite a strained relationship with the promotion, feels that if he didn’t get any ownership stakes in the promotion, neither will UFC Lightweight and UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.
“Shit, if they’re not giving me a piece, they’re not gonna give him a piece,” Ortiz told TMZ. “Congratulations to Mark Wahlberg, he invested in a great company... that I helped build.”
Ortiz referenced movie star Mark Wahlberg, who stated if McGregor wanted equity in the UFC, he could have some that he purchased recently.
Ortiz is currently preparing to fight a fellow UFC veteran in Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 this coming January, It has been well over four years since the hall of famer Ortiz competed in the UFC. His last bout in the promotion was a unanimous decision defeat to another UFC Hall Of Fame member in Forrest Griffin at UFC 148.
McGregor last competed at UFC 205, where he defeated then lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for the belt. McGregor made his desire for ownership stakes known in the post-fight interview at the event. McGregor is not expected to compete again until at least May of 2017, as he’s expecting the birth of his first child in 2017.