Tito Ortiz Announces Rubber Match With Forrest Griffin For UFC 148

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sparky
3/20/12 7:12:43AM
Mar 20, 2012 - Tito Ortiz will conclude his heated trilogy with Forrest Griffin at UFC 148. Ortiz announced the bout late Monday night via Twitter.

The 37-year-old Ortiz campaigned vigorously for a final meeting with Griffin, and is expected to retire following the rubber match.

UFC 148 is scheduled for July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will likely be headlined by another contentious trilogy, as The Ultimate Fighter 15 coaches Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber square off for the UFC bantamweight title. Also featured are middleweight bouts Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le and Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch, as well as a bantamweight clash between Renan Barao and Jeff Hougland.


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ianinspain
3/20/12 8:09:23AM
Part of me wants Tito to go out on a high and then into the hall of fame but I never really want to see Forrest lose. Given that Forrest is to carry on fighting it would also be better for him to win for obvious reasons.
BuffaloDave
3/20/12 8:46:47AM
A couple kicks to TIto's midsection from Forrest and this fight is over along with Tito's career.
mattjonesy
3/20/12 9:11:23AM
I just dont want to see this fight! Griffin vs Phil davis would be much more appealing to me! Ortiz vs Vera, anything except this match for a 3rd time!
jae_1833
3/20/12 9:29:24AM
I thought Tito's retirement fight should have been Rich Franklin but whatever.....Forrest will put him out on a loss.
Lesnar1
3/20/12 9:51:52AM
Personally i'm pretty amped for Griffin/Ortiz 3. Rooting for Tito all the way.
gartface
3/20/12 9:55:49AM
I definitely can't be mad about this fight happening. Their first two fights were nothing short of entertaining, and I don't think this one will disappoint either.
emfleek
3/20/12 10:01:19AM
I have no desire to see this fight *or* either fighter.

So far, nothing about 148 interests me outside of Barao destroying Hougland.
KungFuMaster
3/20/12 11:59:16AM
Not interested.
Chael_Sonnen
3/20/12 12:40:30PM
Lately, Forrest has been clamoring for the easy fights....ask and you shall receive.
tattflash
3/20/12 1:42:01PM
Both fighters were pure rank in their last respective fights and should concentrate on training other fighters in my opinion. Nothing at all about this fight, or either fighter, makes me want to watch this or any other fight they may be involved in in the future
airkerma
3/20/12 2:07:55PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooo
FastKnockout
3/20/12 3:05:01PM
I haven't felt any love for Griffin these past few years but I hope he's smart enough to just go in and destroy Tito's midsection with knees.
IrishPAIN
3/20/12 3:18:53PM
If Forrest Looses this fight he should tak e a look at retirement as well
Budgellism
3/20/12 4:11:20PM
prozacnation1978
3/20/12 6:24:11PM
I kinda wanted to see this fight live. But would rather see 146 instead
Poor_Franklin
3/20/12 6:53:02PM
I will be rooting for Tito.



I'm not used to saying that & wanted to see how that looked on the screen. hoping this is a retirement match. Winner retires. Loser retires.
Chael_Sonnen
3/20/12 6:53:45PM
Strictly a Fuel TV fight.....not worthy of the prestige to be on the main card.
tcunningham
3/20/12 9:32:33PM
i just hope tito loses just so he retires. its been a long time coming for him and after the bader fight i though he'd never retire. i think forrest is probably getting close to retiring too, i just dont think he can hang with top competition anymore, especially after all the wars he's been in.
Pookie
3/20/12 9:42:05PM
Tito wins the first.
Forrest wins the second.
Forrest picks Tito apart in the third.

Just like the other two times they fought.
bjj1605
3/20/12 10:30:00PM

Posted by mattjonesy

I just dont want to see this fight! Griffin vs Phil davis would be much more appealing to me! Ortiz vs Vera, anything except this match for a 3rd time!



Holly exclamation mark Batman!!!!




I don't even consider this to be a rubber match. I thought Forrest won the first fight.
Lesnar1
3/21/12 7:10:35PM
Hate hearing people bitch & moan about how they don't want to see this fight or what's the point of it. If you don't like it don't watch it.
KungFuMaster
3/21/12 7:21:53PM

Posted by Lesnar1

Hate hearing people bitch & moan about how they don't want to see this fight or what's the point of it. If you don't like it don't watch it.



Loosen up. We are all entitled to our opinions just as you are entitled to yours.

BTW, I like Forrest but that doesn't mean I will like all his fights.
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