UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz criticized Conor McGregor’s trash-talking game and revealed who inspired him to be a legendary trash-talker in MMA.

Ever since Ortiz entered the world of MMA, he has been regarded as one of the pioneers of trash-talking. In fact, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” gained popularity because of his unique antics before and after the fight.

In his exclusive interview on “Fair Game,” Ortiz revealed how he became an ultimate trash-talker and who inspired him to be one. According to Ortiz, he learned a lot of talking smack from Hulk Hogan and Muhammad Ali. He also noted that he never crossed the line whenever he trash-talk his opponents. However, he always made sure that he gets inside their head.

“Yeah I kind of took a few pages, one of the page I ’ ve (taken was from) Hulk Hogan, taken a page out of Muhamad Ali but Ive always kind of said the truth,” Ortiz revealed.

When asked about his thoughts regarding McGregor, a famous trash-talker in the UFC today, Ortiz believes that “The Notorious” is going way too far and often cross the line.

“He takes away too far. He has crossed the line a little too much,” Ortiz said about McGregor’s trash-talking.

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Ortiz even defined the meaning of the so-called “ give me fight. ” According to the UFC legend, a give me fight is an easy fight and is more about the money than competition. He also said that his upcoming fight with former WWE star Alberto Del Rio is an example of a give me fight.

“I’d never had a gimme fight. This is pretty close to give me fight," Ortiz said about his fight with Del Rio.

During his days with the UFC, Ortiz has had a bad relationship with UFC president Dana White. A few weeks ago, White addressed the issue and boasted that he would have beaten Ortiz in a boxing match.

“I knew (I would win), and so did he. That’s why it didn’t happen,” White said.

Despite being confident about winning a boxing match with Ortiz, White was also aware that he would easily lose if they were to fight in MMA.

“Let me make this very clear. If this was an MMA match, Tito would murder me. Like it would be the most horrific beating you’ve ever fuckng seen in your life,” White clarified.

“In a boxing match, I was going to f--k him up and make him look stupid. He knows that, and that’s why that match never happened,” White added.

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Tito Ortiz (left) and Casper Smart along with LAPD officers and community members came together to help raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at Avalon Hollywood. Tiffany Rose / Getty Images