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UFC 132: Tito Ortiz Feels He Matches up Well With Ryan Bader

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Former UFC light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz will face up and comer Ryan Bader at UFC 132 in July. Ortiz has been hampered in recent years by a long string of back injuries. He gives his thoughts on the fight and has some advice for fighters who want to avoid ending up like UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes:
"I think (Ryan Bader and I) match up really really well. He only has one loss on his record. He's a tough kid, really great wrestler; his stand up skills are fairly decent. His ground game is ok. I think I have my (work) cut out for me. I have to be in great shape and I have to press the pace."

"I haven't had a win since 2006. But people have to understand, watch all the fights I have lost. I lost them by a little bit. I fought Forrest Griffin the second time, I thought I beat him two rounds to one. When I fought Rashad (Evans), I thought I beat him, but they took a point away, made it a draw, I didn't think I grabbed the fence. I’m competing against the top guys of the world, each and every time. There's never no gimmies and I want to thank Dana and Joe Silva who give me these matches to show I'm still competing against the top guys in the world."

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Post #1   4/17/11 11:48:42PM   

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Sorry to bust your balls, Tito. But, there is a big difference between being knocked out by B.J. Penn and being Matt Hamill's punching bag for three rounds. Don't hate on Hughes and his career until you revive your own.

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"Tito Ortiz Feels He Matches up Well With Ryan Bader"

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Horrible matchup for Tito.....this fight reminds me of the Hamill - Tito fight.

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here comes another Hamill part 2 for Tito.....Bader UD via laying on Tito

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Posted by FastKnockout

Sorry to bust your balls, Tito. But, there is a big difference between being knocked out by B.J. Penn and being Matt Hamill's punching bag for three rounds. Don't hate on Hughes and his career until you revive your own.



he wasn't hating on Hughes as a fighter, but as a business man in MMA.

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He didnt think he grabbed the cage!?


really?


Does he even watch his own fights?

Post #7   4/18/11 12:51:45PM