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If UFC Tells Tito Ortiz to Hang Up Gloves After UFC 132, He’ll Call it a Career

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It was a dark day for former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz when he walked into the UFC offices after his loss to Matt Hamill in October 2010.

Once known as the most dominant 205-pound fighter on the planet, Ortiz was in the midst of a three-fight losing streak, and was without a victory since 2006. While the numbers don’t lie, Ortiz kept every fight close and wasn’t finished in those three recent losses, but still hadn’t found the right formula to win.

Despite his record, however, Ortiz knew that he had fought his heart out and

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Post #1   6/29/11 7:41:18PM   

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What does it say if the UFC releases him and doesn't say anything to him on whether he should retire or not? I don't think he would fight anywhere else.

Post #2   6/29/11 9:43:21PM   

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Post #3   6/29/11 9:59:25PM   

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That was the most candid interview I've ever read from Tito, and it actually makes me want the dude to win! That's something only Tito could pull off.

Post #4   6/29/11 10:22:28PM   

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he should have retired after chuck beat him up a second time or at least after the draw to rashad (which he would have won) but its been downhill and it will continue this weekened

another dominate LHW champ bites the dust, best of luck tito

Post #5   6/29/11 10:25:35PM   

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Barring some sort of freak knockout, I just don't see anyway that Tito can win this fight.

Post #6   6/30/11 10:14:01AM   

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Well Tito.......see yah!

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This will be the end of Tito in the UFC for sure. He should retire in my opinion. he has nothing to prove. he had a nice career and helped build the sport. I don't think he stands much of a chance against Bader. Bader is like a bigger, more skilled clone of Tito. I don't like the match up for the Huntington Beach Bad Boy.

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I'm not a Tito fan by any stretch, but he does however raise some good points about the competetion he's fighting... He has indeed been facing the top of the LHW division, when he's clearly not even a top 10 in it. I don't understand how Randy Couture got spoon fed Brandon Vera (lets face it, he's irrelevant), Mark Coleman (lets face it, seriously?), James Toney (again, really?)... and when Couture faces a legit top tier guy he gets TKO'd right away...

Like i said, I don't like Tito... but he hasn't been finished since 2006, and he's faced some of the elite of the LHW division. Part of me hopes he wins, but because i'm just not a fan, part of me hopes he leaves.

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Posted by Hendo67

I'm not a Tito fan by any stretch, but he does however raise some good points about the competetion he's fighting... He has indeed been facing the top of the LHW division, when he's clearly not even a top 10 in it. I don't understand how Randy Couture got spoon fed Brandon Vera (lets face it, he's irrelevant), Mark Coleman (lets face it, seriously?), James Toney (again, really?)... and when Couture faces a legit top tier guy he gets TKO'd right away...

Like i said, I don't like Tito... but he hasn't been finished since 2006, and he's faced some of the elite of the LHW division. Part of me hopes he wins, but because i'm just not a fan, part of me hopes he leaves.



I don't like Tito either and I agree with everything you said, with the exception of the stuff said about Randy because he was on the other side of 45 for all those fights so he gets a pass. Like Tito or not, he never has an easy fight, and he hangs in there until the final bell and often has a few moments of his own where he still shows he can hang and even get the best of the top fighters in the world right now.

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Post #10   6/30/11 3:04:41PM