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I dont really know how to take this, What Rampage did was bad but a domestic case tops that. I can see it happening though, not many people would probably buy his PPVs and with the money he is surely getting, UFC would be losing out on him.

UFC honcho Dana White tells TMZ Tito Ortiz could be booted from the organization if the domestic violence charges against him prove legit.

White says, "We're gonna be fair, but we could cut him."

White wants to wait until the police reports are in, but the UFC can take action even before the legal process runs its course. "Other than going on a killing spree, being accused of domestic violence is the worst thing you can have going for you," White says.
http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/26/tito-ortiz-dana-white-ufc-arrest-jenna-jamison-ufc-domestic-violence/
 

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i agree, its a wait and see kind of thing
 

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Just a guess here, but im willing to bet that Dana would love to have a reason to get rid of Tito after his last performance against Forrest. Tito looked pretty bad and im sure the UFC spent a lot of money to get him back. Dana is a very smart business man (see how that whole Hendo thing turned out), he would probably love to be able to cut his losses on what so far is looking like an over valued fighter.
 

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I'm on Tito's side. I just don't buy it. If a former LHW champion really laid any kind of beat down on a woman it could not be covered up by a ******* arm brace. Jenna is a psycho and the cops just did what they felt like they were supposed to do. This shit could have found the news without Tito being arrested too, and it might not have cast the police department in a positive light.
 

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Tito is in deep shit here. Given all these factors:

- MMA's reputation in the "mainstream" press ( not helped by the Strikeforce brawl.
- What's happening with Roethlisberger in NFL
- The fact that she does have visible bruises and he's a trained fighter
- Chris Brown/Rihanna being a non-so-distant memory

The charges only have to be better than 50/50 that he was in the wrong to get past a grand jury and go to trial. If she presses charges and goes through with it, Tito may be forced to take a plea deal to avoid a lengthy trial and/or jail time. Even with a misdemeanor conviction on his record that may be all the UFC needs to get trash his contract.
 

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I have yet to see an actual injury on Jenna. An arm brace doesn't count. Hosptials give out braces like old people give out hard candy. I don't like Tito but this is bullsh*t. I think this is just Jenna trying to become relevant again. Sorry Jenna, not gonna happen.
 

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The only thing that can harm Tito if she actually does press charges is that he is a fighter, as soon are you are legally a fighter and get paid doing it, you so much as hit a person, it counts as intent to injure with a weapon(not sure if I got the whole wording right). Those type of trails are much worse.
 

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The only thing that can harm Tito if she actually does press charges is that he is a fighter, as soon are you are legally a fighter and get paid doing it, you so much as hit a person, it counts as intent to injure with a weapon(not sure if I got the whole wording right). Those type of trails are much worse.
I'd like to see the evidence to support that claim. Sound a lot like the 'black belts have to register themselves as deadly weapons' myth.
 

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I'd like to see the evidence to support that claim.
I am on Tito's side but I am just stating the facts. There isnt a bruise on her and if he actually did hit her in the arm, she would probably need a cast since her arms are like twigs. There will be a whole lot more information coming out in the next 24 hours.
 

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I am on Tito's side but I am just stating the facts. There isnt a bruise on her and if he actually did hit her in the arm, she would probably need a cast since her arms are like twigs. There will be a whole lot more information coming out in the next 24 hours.
Not everybody bruises up like Arturo Gatti and we all know that Tito has no power in his punches at all.
 

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can't help Jenna that she has a history of failed marriage, lies, infidelity, scandals and is a professional whore...

can't help Tito that he is Tito Ortiz...interesting to see how this one turns out
 

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Rampage just got into a car wreck. It's not like he suddenly decided "ololo I'm going to smash my car into someone on the highway".

What he did that was messed up was briefly evading the police, but considering his state of mind he probably didn't react the way he should've because he was scared.

This is a different story, although I think this is preemptive because the facts aren't out.
 

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Pft. Rampage caused some poor woman to miscarry.

Don't act like you have a conscience now, Dana.
there was no proof of that, she had a miscarriage long after she was hit and if your going to have a miscarriage after a big hit it wont take 1-2 months.
 

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Meh, just waiting for the facts. A heel, a fighter, a reality star, a porn star, whatever... It is still a family with kids involved. Hope it works out for the best for them.
 

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Regardless if a high-profile athlete is the victim or the perp they still have to put themselves in the situation. Take Ben and the Steelers. No charges filed but he was still punished. Tito chose his lifestyle. The UFC is a business so even if no charges are filed he could still be punished. The public does not look at the convictions. Just being accused is enough to warrant discharge. Its not really fair but that is how it goes and every athlete knows this.
 

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It's amazing how many people already support Tito, not knowing really anything about the actual incident.
It's amazing how many people already are against Tito as well. Until information comes out, no one should assume anything.
 

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Regardless if a high-profile athlete is the victim or the perp they still have to put themselves in the situation. Take Ben and the Steelers. No charges filed but he was still punished. Tito chose his lifestyle. The UFC is a business so even if no charges are filed he could still be punished. The public does not look at the convictions. Just being accused is enough to warrant discharge. Its not really fair but that is how it goes and every athlete knows this.
This isnt the same as the NFL where you basically play/paid weekly during the season. The UFC cant do anything with his money if no charges are filed since he is contracted to get paid. The only way the UFC can cut tito at this moment is if the chargers are legit, I dont know if there is a clause in his contract that he cant be cut for bad performance or w/e..if so the UFC can cut him if he loses a couple more fights if they truly feel bad about it.

So UFC cant really suspend him because that wont do anything, hes still contracted to get paid the same and have the same amount of fights at the end of the day.

if they truly want to punish him, they can put him on a bad PPV if he has PPV money in the contract so he doesnt earn a lot from the sales.
 

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From the way fighters make it sound the UFC can pretty much cut people for what ever damn reason they please, some fighters have had problems with it in that the contract only keeps the fighters from leaving if they want but do nothing to secure the fighters employment.
 
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