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Guess who’s back? Dana White welcomes Tito Ortiz back to the UFC

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It’s looking as if former UFC champion Tito Ortiz could be on the verge of a return to the Octagon.

“The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” has recently been welcomed back to the UFC with open arms by former friend and enemy, Dana White.

The UFC president had this to say earlier via his Twitter account, “I am going on espn 1100 in vegas at 6pm. I will be talking anything mma. Call in number is 702 364 1100! Oh yea and welcome back tito :)”.

While no official word is out about the signing of Ortiz, obviously the word will be coming down shortly.

Earlier this week Five Ounces had reported on the fact that Dana and Tito had met amends, but at the time White was quoted on his Twitter account as saying, “Doesn’t mean he’s back. It means we aren’t smashing each other anymore and we don’t hate each other.”

You can scratch that, as the recent comments from Dana definitely show that Ortiz is back.

Ortiz has fought 21 of his career 22 bouts in the Octagon.

Stay tuned to as we continue to keep you up to date on this late breaking news, along with any word on a possible first opponent for Tito.

UPDATE: The UFC President backed off his Tito Tweet a little on the radio show.  He said bringing Ortiz back was a “possibility”. Dana also mentioned the former UFC light heavyweight champion’s back issue, but expressed that he felt Tito could still compete.

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