Originally Posted by dmc
Tito is also a self made, self promoted, and self managed, etc HOF'r and millionaire...So whats your point again?
Do you actually believe this?
Ortiz was the early UFC’s poster boy, they invested millions in marketing him, and some would say padded and protected his image giving him opponents like Elvis Sinosic for a title fight.
Whatever the merits of those claims, he was absolutely not self-made, promoted, or managed for most of his career. His success and popularity was largely correlated with zuffa’s promotional effort.