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Tito Ortiz Confirms Machida Fight, Possibly his last UFC fight

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"A polarizing former UFC light heavyweight champion, Ortiz confirmed he will face Lyoto Machida (12-0) at a UFC event on Saturday, May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will satisfy the final fight of his UFC contract."

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Post #1   1/21/08 7:52:28PM   

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I hope Tito wins.

Post #2   1/21/08 8:08:07PM   

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I hope Tito will win !!

Like always, Tito talk a lot but he know that the UFC is the place to be as a top fighter.
He play a game here nothing more, he want to give the impression that he is thinking about leaving but when he will see the real contract offer by the others organization he will realize that they are not even close to what the UFC will offer to him.
Of course i am assuming that Tito will beat Machida because if he lose , Dana will have a real chance of booting him.

Tito UD !!

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Posted by tuvok500

I hope Tito will win !!

Like always, Tito talk a lot but he know that the UFC is the place to be as a top fighter.
He play a game here nothing more, he want to give the impression that he is thinking about leaving but when he will see the real contract offer by the others organization he will realize that they are not even close to what the UFC will offer to him.
Of course i am assuming that Tito will beat Machida because if he lose , Dana will have a real chance of booting him.

Tito UD !!



I sure hope he wins, but Machida has me worried

Post #4   1/21/08 8:12:26PM   

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War! Tito

Post #5   1/21/08 8:13:22PM   

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guess im the only one on here who wants to see machida continue demolishing guys, but im going with machida on this one... i don't think Donald Trump runs as tough a training camp as tito needs to take this fight

Post #6   1/21/08 8:22:35PM   

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I dont think Tito is a fighter anymore...he is to got up in other aspects of his life right now, with his multi-"billion" dollar clothing company, his acting career, his girlfriend, his charities (which is a good thing), his book writing.... just too much going ont o properly be able to focus on training and fighting..I think Machida pulls off a 3rd round TKO on a gassing Tito

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the funniest part of the interview is when tito says he wanted a bigger fight...what has he done to deserve a bigger fight than machida? if anything machida is the one who is taking a step back as he has faced and beat the tougher competition. i think machida will make it a tough night for tito, especially if tito takes him at all lightly which seems possible considering he doesnt seem to think it is a big enough fight for him.

Post #8   1/21/08 8:43:30PM   

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Tito actually has a great chance of winning. He has never been submitted before and he usually faces problems with heavy handed strikers which Machida is not even though he does have some decent set of hands. Machida likes his opponents to press him on the feet so he can out point them or take them down for the sub.

I could really see a Tito UD right here. Tito won't try to strike and he won't be submitted. I might actually go Tito for a Unanimous GNP Decision.

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i dont think that tito has no chance of winning at all i just think that machida is a very smart fighter and a significant favorite, and certainly not a step back for tito at this point.

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this fight has bore fest written all over it, with that said i think tito uses his strength to lay and pray a decision.

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I agree with Mayhem13 Tito has alot more than training go9ing on in his life. I think GSP Serra 1 proves that if you are not in the gym all day and training harder then the next you are no longer going to be the best. Tito has alot of things going on and good for him, there are alot of ways to make money most of them don't hurt as bad as training and fighting. Machida is going to get a title shot if he beats Tito.

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Posted by jomatty

the funniest part of the interview is when tito says he wanted a bigger fight...what has he done to deserve a bigger fight than machida? if anything machida is the one who is taking a step back as he has faced and beat the tougher competition. i think machida will make it a tough night for tito, especially if tito takes him at all lightly which seems possible considering he doesnt seem to think it is a big enough fight for him.



I thought that was funny that he was saying he wanted a bigger fight than Machida.

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Machida will destroy and send Tito into retirement. TKO Machida Rd 2.

Post #14   1/21/08 9:51:27PM   

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really good fight i think machida can make this interesting hard to pick a winner just yet but tito needs to win this to stay in the thick of things besides if he loses he might be gone

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