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Tito Ortiz content with upcoming retirement, hoping for UFC front-office job

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Yes, Tito Ortiz is going through with his planned retirement. His UFC 148 bout with Forrest Griffin will be the final one of his illustrious career.

For real. Seriously. No joking, you guys.

While some fighters find retirement too uncomfortable and a return to the cage too enticing, the 37-year-old Ortiz told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he's preparing himself mentally for the end of the line.

"It's my last fight after 15 years," Ortiz told MMAjunkie.com while in Stockholm for promotional duties and fan events at UFC on FUEL TV 2. "I don't know what it's going to feel like to walk out for the last time, step in the octagon for the last time, to walk out of the octagon for the last time. Honestly, man, I don't know what to expect."

In fact, Ortiz (16-10-1 MMA, 15-10-1 UFC) said he recently signed a contract for his bout with Griffin (18-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC), which is part of the pay-per-view main card of UFC 148. The bout takes place July 7 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. As Ortiz put pen to paper for the fight, just that simple act put him in a nostalgic mood...

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Post #1   4/13/12 1:09:40AM   

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Make him Chuck's secutary.

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Posted by FastKnockout

Make him Chuck's secutary.





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Post #3   4/13/12 2:44:34AM   

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im not a tito fan, but to be honest, i hope everybody doesnt boo him when he retires. he has been a big part of the history of the ufc, love him or hate him, he at least deserves a decent fairwell

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always been a fan. doubt he can pull off a win but id love to see one however id also hate to see forrest lose oh well hope tito has a good fairwell


long live the hunington beach bad boy

Post #5   4/13/12 1:14:17PM   

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Good....Finally.....Perhaps Forrest can join him as well afterwards.

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Post #6   4/13/12 1:55:11PM