Posted by Dadaman
he just needs to evolve with the rest of MMA. It's 2007, not 1999.
I think you hit the nail on the head when you said he needs to evolve with the rest of the sport. IMO he's still the same exact fighter he was at the beginning of his career. His abilities worked back then, but it's obvious that its not gonna work now a days with the top level fighters.
As far as future belt contention for Ortiz, I couldn't say for sure. I know that I personally have absolutely no interest in seeing him fight Liddell again. IMO he never even earned a second shot at him. He hadn't even fought any top ranked fighters leading up to the fight. We can all argue about where Griffin ranks, but then again we could all argue about who really won that fight. However, Tito does have a large fan base and it was definatly a easy sell at the time. And who else would they have given it to?
Now, just because myself and alot of other mma enthusiasts wouldn't wanna see a Tito/Chuck 3, doesn't mean it wont happen. As I stated above Tito has a large fan base and as hippy stated, alot of Tito fans still think, even after the second fight, Tito can beat Chuck. Therefore, I wouldn't be suprised to see it again. It would probably still sell. All I can do is hope he earns it if he gets another shot. IMO he should have to beat a couple top 5 ranked opponents, not a out of his prime Ken Shamrock 3 times.