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Tito Ortiz: Life After the UFC

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Who do you think Tito will sign with?
Elite XC 24 42%
Affliction 19 33%
Dream 1 2%
Wild Bill's Fight Night 4 7%
UFC again 7 12%
Other 2 4%
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***********: Tito, you do a million interviews - and with good reason, you're one of the most popular fighters of all time. So I have to ask...are you sick of giving interviews?

Tito Ortiz: No, you know, it's just part of the job. It's something that comes with the work and it's also something that I do very well. I'm not tired of them - I actually enjoy them. I always give good interviews and I have good answers for the fans.

***********: Have your fans stayed loyal with your impending UFC retirement or have you seen some drop off the bandwagon?

Tito Ortiz: Actually, I've seen my fan base increase. They've seen the true colors of Dana and they've seen that I'm not the only one saying something. Many fighters - Randy [Couture], Tim [Sylvia] - are talking about what Dana has been doing. Fans want to support me no matter where I go.

***********: And on that note, can you tell us what's next for you?

Tito Ortiz: Well, nothing official yet. As soon as this fight is over, I have a 30-day waiting period before I can negotiate.

***********: Which organizations are you interested in?

Tito Ortiz: Definitely EliteXC. Affliction seems to be building up well. And they just started with DREAM in Japan. Any organization that will respect me and promote me as the champion that I am.

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"Any organization that will respect me and promote me as the champion that I am. "

Don't you have to actually beat the champion to do that though. Last time I looked Tito din't come close to the Iceman. And Rampage would run straight through him.

Go away Tito, your as bad as the others you have mentioned. He's like a little kid, doesn't get his way so he throws his toys out of the cot...

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I really used to like Tito but he seems to have gone the way of Mike Tyson - was a beast for a long period of time but then skills diminished later in his career (not too soon after Cus passed away). I think Tito will always be able to beat on the chumps but will never return to the upper tier of the 205's.

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Posted by snakeplissken

"Any organization that will respect me and promote me as the champion that I am. "

Don't you have to actually beat the champion to do that though. Last time I looked Tito din't come close to the Iceman. And Rampage would run straight through him.

Go away Tito, your as bad as the others you have mentioned. He's like a little kid, doesn't get his way so he throws his toys out of the cot...





Tito and rampage trained together for so long, Rampage came to tito, I think Tito can beat Rampage

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I think that EliteXC will make a push to get Tito. He is popular among most MMA fans, and with their network tv deal he could really boost their popularity.

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Posted by Princeofpunk

Tito and rampage trained together for so long, Rampage came to tito, I think Tito can beat Rampage



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Posted by Princeofpunk

Tito and rampage trained together for so long, Rampage came to tito, I think Tito can beat Rampage



How?



Wasnt Chuck and Tito boys to...and look what happened there....Twice.

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go away with your terrible fighting style and plastic wife, you will NOT be missed tito.

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Well just one more annoying interview with a has been that no one cares what happens to....I hope he signs with another org. and just get slaughtered...

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Theres only three places I can realistically see him going. I'll list them in order of who I think will get him:

1. Affliction
2. UFC
3. Elite XC

The reason I think he might land with Affliction is because there signing up every big name they can right now. Tito Ortiz's name will give them a crowd of followers when he fights. The reason I put UFC 2nd is because if he beat Lyoto Machida (which I don't think he will) the absoultely have to resign him. Because that puts him right back in the title chase. Then Elite XC I really don't see them paying him the money he wants. But hey I've been suprised before.

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Posted by Princeofpunk

Tito and rampage trained together for so long, Rampage came to tito, I think Tito can beat Rampage



How?



...Fail to see any way that tito could possibly beat Rampage.

anyways i think elite will make a big push to get him,since he would probably draw big in a CBS shows, and that would solidify their place in network TV. Affliction could be another contender if they are still around by the time tito is out.

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Posted by whardin19

Theres only three places I can realistically see him going. I'll list them in order of who I think will get him:

1. Affliction
2. UFC
3. Elite XC

The reason I think he might land with Affliction is because there signing up every big name they can right now. Tito Ortiz's name will give them a crowd of followers when he fights. The reason I put UFC 2nd is because if he beat Lyoto Machida (which I don't think he will) the absoultely have to resign him. Because that puts him right back in the title chase. Then Elite XC I really don't see them paying him the money he wants. But hey I've been suprised before.

Look at how much EliteXC is paying guys like Kimbo. They are not an organization that is gonna stiff its valuable stars

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Posted by whardin19

Theres only three places I can realistically see him going. I'll list them in order of who I think will get him:

1. Affliction
2. UFC
3. Elite XC

The reason I think he might land with Affliction is because there signing up every big name they can right now. Tito Ortiz's name will give them a crowd of followers when he fights. The reason I put UFC 2nd is because if he beat Lyoto Machida (which I don't think he will) the absoultely have to resign him. Because that puts him right back in the title chase. Then Elite XC I really don't see them paying him the money he wants. But hey I've been suprised before.

Look at how much EliteXC is paying guys like Kimbo. They are not an organization that is gonna stiff its valuable stars



they are paying Kimbo about 170k a fight, and Affliction is paying guys like Sylvia 800k and Fedor 1.5 Million, Tito in terms of popularity beats these two by a wide margin, If affliction is willing to pay that much to them, im sure they'll make a juicy offer to tito. However, by them spending that much money on those guys (fedor, sylvia, barnett) they will loose tons of money, since none of them have drawing power in the US. what im trying to say is that i dont think Affliction will be around for long so by the end of the day tito will end up in elite XC, but i think it will be affliction who get Tito first.

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