Tito Ortiz: I’ll Put Rashad Evans “in a Wheelchair” at UFC 73

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adamsb
6/28/07 2:24:07AM
Soon after Tito Ortiz’s less-than-flattering comments about UFC president Dana White and rival Chuck Liddell hit the Web, “The Hunington Beach Bad Boy” let loose on another notable: his UFC 73 opponent, Rashad Evans.

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this is going to be grate
Stickan
6/28/07 6:30:49AM
Ortiz spends too much time trying to market his own ass. He should spend more time training because he's going to have a handful with Rashad.

Rashad by UD.
DevonFoxy
6/28/07 7:37:38AM
I think Tito knos what hes doing and im confident hes gonna walk away with the victory. IMO its not gonna be a tough fight for him Rashads gonna get gassed like he always does and Tito will be in great shape like he always is and i rele dont see Ortiz getting knocked out by Evens so im seeing Ortiz taking down and GnP Rashad to a three round UD. This is just Ortiz promoting the fight just like when he said he was gonna make Rashad his "Nappie headed ho"
InkedUp
6/28/07 8:08:48AM
I'm not sure which is worse, tito saying this or saying he would make Rashad his "nappy headed bitch" during that whole Don Imus thing. I still think Rashad is going to suprise alot of us and actually show up in shape for a fight and make this one a SD instead of a UD.
Mastodon2
6/28/07 8:15:20AM
I think Tito spends too much time flapping his gums. He should focus more on making himself a better fighter, rather than just trying to annoy his opponents. He seems to think he is gonna walk allover Rashad, but when it comes down to it, neither Tito or Rashad are good strikers, and I think Rashad is a better wrestler, he is gonna be on Tito like Velcro for 3 rounds, and will probably take the decision.

Tito's continual abuse towards Rashad shows one of two things; either he is taking him lightly and thinks he can openly mock him, or he knows he is in for a real fight here and is trying to demoralise Rashad and big himself up. He shouldnt look past Rashad. I think more and more, Tito and the MMA fans are learning that he isnt and never was the amazing fighter he was once thought to be , he is a lot closer to Rashad's level than he might like to think. Tito isnt a superpower in MMA anymore. Rashad has a very real chance at beating him, thats why I've picked Rashad to win by UD.
Gimmefive
6/28/07 9:30:36AM
I can't wait to see Rashad repeatedly punch Tito in the face. Perhaps that will shut him up.
waylon_o
6/28/07 9:47:05AM
I think all this is just gonna fuel Rashad to be in better shape for Ortiz. Rashad by UD.
cincyassasin
6/28/07 10:14:18AM
I'm just about done with this topic.......Rashead will be great one day but that day is not today nor will it be anytime soon. They have similar styles and Tito is the stronger of the two, not to mention he's already had a close call with a TUF guy so I don't think Tito has taken this fight lightly and will make it a point to destroy Rashad to remove all doubt on whether he is still a top competetor......not that he proves it by beating Evans just that if he loses the point is proven on the other hand.
tuvok500
6/28/07 10:52:21AM
tito will be top shape and we should not be surprise by his comment on rashad because he always do this.

tito first round ko.
LightsOut33093
6/28/07 10:55:29AM
Leland
6/28/07 11:06:57AM

Posted by GSP_FAN

I can't wait to see Rashad repeatedly punch Tito in the face. Perhaps that will shut him up.



I said the same during the Chuck saga, but it never happened, lol. Don't expect him to stop running his mouth, it's how he sells himself.
cowcatcher
6/28/07 11:09:37AM
im by no means a tito fan, but the guy can sell a fight. i have rashad picked by ud, but the more i think about it the more im leaning towards titos experience. that and the fact that i havent seen rashad against a top fighter. rashad keeps looking better and better every time out there,and the only way to find out if he is that good is a match like this. im just hoping it doesnt turn into a cuddlefest on the ground with neither guy trying to improve positon, i could see either one hoping for a win on takedowns and LnP
nubby
6/28/07 2:18:48PM
I don't think anyone can accuse Tito of laying and praying. he stays active on the ground and that is why he never gets stood up by the ref.
KYGUY07
6/28/07 2:33:25PM
Rashad has never fought anyone like Tito, he gonna get overpowered and tito will take him down and gnp to a ud victory
mkiv9secsupra
6/28/07 2:36:29PM

Posted by cowcatcher

im just hoping it doesnt turn into a cuddlefest on the ground with neither guy trying to improve positon,



tito doesnt need to improve position. from guard he can rearrange your face farely easily.

Tito by TKO
DMcCabe11
6/28/07 2:48:31PM
Tito by UD
tuvok500
6/28/07 2:51:50PM
tuvok500
6/28/07 2:52:39PM
tuvok500
6/28/07 2:54:59PM
sorry for this

I agree with mkiv9secsupra

tito by ko
nubby
6/28/07 3:12:20PM
I think the only chance Rashad has is if he is able to get a lucky kick to the head in. Because even if Rashad is somehow able to get Tito on his back he won't be able to do much with it. Unlike Tito, Rashad can't do much damage from the guard and Tito was able to fend off Couture from his back for 4 rounds. And I think we can all agree that Couture is a far better wrestler than Rashad.
Lord_Lenny
6/28/07 3:16:11PM
It's only because its Tito saying this that it gets any attention. Fighters say stuff like this all the time, and its just passed off as a confident statement. If Rashad said it would it there be a thread about it here? No. He's confident and ready, thats why he's hyping up the fight
Lord_Lenny
6/28/07 3:18:49PM

Posted by nubby

I think the only chance Rashad has is if he is able to get a lucky kick to the head in. Because even if Rashad is somehow able to get Tito on his back he won't be able to do much with it. Unlike Tito, Rashad can't do much damage from the guard and Tito was able to fend off Couture from his back for 4 rounds. And I think we can all agree that Couture is a far better wrestler than Rashad.


I am not sure about traditional wrestling, but Randy's style of wrestling translates well into MMA, while i have yet to be impressed with Rashad
nubby
6/28/07 5:34:07PM
Randy was greco roman. You are definitely right though.
Punishment
6/28/07 5:53:02PM

Posted by Stickan

Ortiz spends too much time trying to market his own ass. He should spend more time training because he's going to have a handful with Rashad.

Rashad by UD.




Titos one of the hardest training athletes in MMA period. He does a great job at both hyping his fights and preparing himself up in Big Bear
Rush
6/28/07 6:03:01PM

Posted by GSP_FAN

I can't wait to see Rashad repeatedly punch Tito in the face. Perhaps that will shut him up.




Only i fhe breaks his jaw. lol


I wonder after all this trash talking, Tito will calll Rashad the day of the weigh in and tell him he is "off the hook." lol
nubby
6/28/07 6:11:17PM

Posted by Rush


Posted by GSP_FAN

I can't wait to see Rashad repeatedly punch Tito in the face. Perhaps that will shut him up.




Only i fhe breaks his jaw. lol


I wonder after all this trash talking, Tito will calll Rashad the day of the weigh in and tell him he is "off the hook." lol


Oh man, I can't defend that one.
Mastodon2
6/28/07 6:43:17PM

Posted by nubby

I think the only chance Rashad has is if he is able to get a lucky kick to the head in. Because even if Rashad is somehow able to get Tito on his back he won't be able to do much with it. Unlike Tito, Rashad can't do much damage from the guard and Tito was able to fend off Couture from his back for 4 rounds. And I think we can all agree that Couture is a far better wrestler than Rashad.



Fend off Courture? Maybe we arent thinking of the same fight, when I saw it, Couture dominated for 5 rounds, I remember the commentators noting that Tito just didnt look like he knew what to do when someone put him on his back and pummeled him.
nubby
6/28/07 7:03:21PM
He did not get pummled. He was outwrestled which is why it came to a decision instead of being stopped. At no point was Tito ever in serious jeopardy of losing due to strikes. But that's just my opinion. Plus it wasn't 5 rounds of domination it was 4 rounds of domination. The first round was pretty even, and at one point Tito took Couture down so that round could have gone to Tito. But I will rewatch it tonight to verify this.
DevonFoxy
6/28/07 7:14:50PM
yea well I'm pretty sure Tito didn't know what to do when some one put him on his back and pummeled him but I've never seen Evens do that to anyone hes faced so i don't see how hes gonna do it to Ortiz.
kingkicker
6/28/07 7:53:10PM
Rashad will punch Tito so many times his head will spin off
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