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Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz call each other out

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In fighting, it takes a great rival makes a great champion. Without Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali would not be Muhammad Ali. No Sugar Ray Robinson, no Jake LaMotta. No Micky Ward, no Arturo Gatti. You can go on forever.

MMA does not have the same history prizefighting does, but it is starting to. Tito Ortiz was a great champion. And part of that greatness was defined through rivalries.

The three fights with Ken Shamrock made him rich, and that came after an ongoing feud with the Lion's Den going 1-1 with Guy Mezger, and taking Jerry Bohlander on cuts.

Tito feuded with Chuck Liddell, losing twice.

But perhaps his greatest rivalry was with Forrest Griffin, beating him ny split decision in 2006, and then coming back in 2009 and losing a split decision. Now it is 2012, and the two want to do it one last time.

Griffin and Ortiz appeared on HDNet's "Inside MMA" and made the case, or started it.

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Post #1   1/31/12 9:03:04AM   

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Post #2   1/31/12 9:04:08AM   

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Good rubber match to try to get Forrest back on track... knew it would come to this when Tito said he had 1 more left in him.

Post #3   1/31/12 9:24:04AM   

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Hey if it retires Tito and gives Forrest a win... I guys I'm down for this

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Dont want to see this fight again! Griffin vs Davis now thats a fight i would like to watch!

Post #5   1/31/12 10:20:03AM   

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I'm sure everyone kinda figured Forrest/Tito 3 would go down, for Ortiz's last fight. If Forrest is smart he watched Tito's last two fights and seen, that all you have to do is abuse Tito's midsection with kicks and punches to finish him.

I still would rather see him fight Liddell in a rubber match, but that obviously won't happen since Liddell retired.

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griffins got it in the bag and he knows it that swhy he wants it theres plenty of interveiws where forrest says he wants easy fights and in the ufc they dont get much easier than an aging ortiz that being said titos still got a few tricks up his sleeve hes been game in his latest fights even against top competion and hes tough in the sense of he gives it his all and can take a decent beating i love em both but forrest finnally gets the UD he deserves

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Let's make it a gimmick match.

Winner *AND* loser leave town.

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Posted by emfleek

Let's make it a gimmick match.

Winner *AND* loser leave town.




I'm down.

I don't think I can even imagine a fight I have less interest in.

Give me Andy Wang vs. Marlon Sims before this fight please.

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Worst case scenario it ends in a draw and they have to fight again.

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Posted by Theoutlaw08

Worst case scenario it ends in a draw and they have to fight again.




Something we all need to keep in mind. Do we really want even a chance of this happening?

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I think we should bring back the original idea of the UFC for this match with an alligator moat surrounding the cage, and hell, make the cage electrified as well!

Post #12   1/31/12 11:58:21AM   

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No, just no.

Post #13   1/31/12 12:56:39PM   

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yea i'm down with Forrest kicking Tito's butt again but he better look good doing it cuz Forrest hasn't looked very good as of late. Hopefully he'll beat Tito into retirement.

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this would be a prelim, right?

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