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Love him or hate him, there is no denying the impact “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” has on the continuing evolution of mixed martial arts. In fact, the mere mention of his name is usually enough to start a heated debate between UFC enthusiasts.

Is he one of the world’s top light-heavyweights destined to recapture gold?

Or is he a B-level fighter who’s mastered the art of self-promotion?

There is no right or wrong answer, just opinions that are as diverse as his fan base.

Click here for interview.

Post #1   8/10/07 7:48:33AM   

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he was a A level fighter, when there was no one in the UFC at the time.....Now the best he can do i think is B+fighter....but its true that he mastered the "art" of self promotion....he would have never made it this far if he didnt......but you can say all you want, but at the end he is making alot money and thats smart...

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Post #2   8/10/07 1:58:40PM   

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Good interview. Thanks. Tito's fighting prowess and sense of promotion are part of what allowed the UFC to survive through the "dark years" when it was struggling to get sanctioned and have cable PPV coverage. His personality rubs a lot of people the wrong way, but even they should acknowledge that he's been goof for the UFC and for MMA. I don't mind seeing him pave the way for other fighters to have a career that consists of more than getting paid for fights either.

Post #3   8/10/07 2:19:52PM   

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he's great at self promotion, im suprised he hasn't shown up @ the WWE with his "mic" skills.

He's a good fighter that didn't evolve as the sport did.

Post #4   8/10/07 3:32:53PM   

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see everybody, tito isn't such a bad guy. :)

Post #5   8/10/07 3:38:35PM   

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good interview, as most of Tito's are, he doesn't shy away from questions and gives straight up answers.

Post #6   8/10/07 7:13:09PM