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Report: Tito Ortiz’s Retirement Fight Will Be Against Forrest Griffin at UFC 148


(“How ’bout this, bro: If neither one of us are married in ten years, *we* get married.”)

According to a tweet sent out last night by Tito Ortiz, the Huntington Beach Bad Boy will return to the Octagon at UFC 148 (July 7th, Las Vegas), where he’ll face Forrest Griffin for the third time. Ortiz and Griffin’s first two fights both ended in split-decisions, with Ortiz winning their first meeting at UFC 59 in 2006, and Griffin taking the rematch at UFC 106 in 2009.

Ortiz has suffered through a 1-5 record over the last four years, with his only win coming via freakish first-round guillotine choke of Ryan Bader last July. Since then, he’s been TKO’d in back-to-back outings against Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Griffin’s last fight was a rematch with Mauricio Rua at UFC 134 in Rio, in which FoGriff got KO’d in under two minutes. By some accounts, his head just wasn’t in it.

Though multiple sources are referring to this fight as Ortiz’s swan song, we just don’t see Tito quietly walking away from the sport if he manages to pull off an impressive victory here. So what do you think: Who’s getting their hand raised, and does the Ortiz/Griffin trilogy fight interest you to begin with?

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Comments

  1. Spunderpants Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 06:17


    First Bitches!
  2. Fried Taco Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 06:31


    When Tito dies some day, they will want to examine him for any signs of CTE. If they manage to pry open that gigantic skull of his, they will find the tiny brain has not suffered any damage at all from blows to the head.
  3. dranokills Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 07:16


    spunderpanties you are indeed the first bitch. Not only does this fight NOT excite me, it also has no business being made. It is meaningless. IF griffin wins, it's cause he should, and if FRITO wins, griffin needs to hang his head in shame.
  4. SnackDaddy Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 07:18


    I have Tito taking this. Forrest's conditioning and motivation coming in to a fight is always questionable these days where as Tito is always pumped.
  5. ChucksChin Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 07:23


    yawn
  6. Ringo Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 07:30


    both of them should retire, that way we win
  7. The12ozCurls Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 07:30


    Honestly, this fight should be on the the FX prelims.
  8. Jon Fitch and Exciting in the same sentence Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 07:41


    Round 1 - Forrest comes out tentative, Tito shoots a double-leg. Tito GnP for about a minutes, Forrest gets up. Tito is gassed, and Forrest throws jabs and leg kicks. Round 2 - Forrest jabs and leg kicks, landing at will. Tito attempts one more double-leg and gets stuffed. Round 3 - Both are huffing and puffing, boring "kickboxing match" with Forrest landing the occasion 3 hit combo.
  9. Dog Dicks Magoo Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 07:54


    Mark my words if Tito wins he will not retire. He'll fight again and get beat then retire. Then again I don't think Forest will lose this one if he does he might finally have a right to run out of the ring crying for once.
  10. Fletch the V Stretch Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 08:21


    @ Jon Fitch - You just broke down the fight perfectly. Well done friend. I agree with Ringo and 12 OZ curls. I called this crappy fight like a month or so ago and said that they both will probably retire soon after if we are lucky. I have met Forrest a couple of times when I was in college at UGA. He is a cool dude for sure but there simply isn't any room for guys with no heart left for fighting in the 205 division. Or any division for that matter.
  11. wwwsubitoit Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 09:07


    both of them should retire, that way we win http://www.annunci-subito.it
  12. wwwsubitoit Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 09:08


    Subito.it
  13. The12ozCurls Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 09:12


    ^^^^shutthefuckup.it
  14. Maui Zawi Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 10:51


    Only Tito Ortiz could sell a boring fight like this. The two fights that they had were BOTH close decision fights. Nothing too impressive to demand a rematch. Tito does not deserve another fight after poor performances in the last two fights. I have no respect for Tito. He's just trying to put name out there so that he sells more shirts This fight is completely pointless. Tito want griffin because he thinks he can beat him & griffin Is stupid for taking this fight. Tito does not deserve a retirement match.
  15. Double OG Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 07:28


    Tito has no self respect. Marrys a whore. Fights like a bitch. And doesn't know when to quit. Fuck. Let me fight him. I fucked his wife before he did.
  16. Mir please break Brocks neck Says:

    Tue, 03/20/12 - 11:46


    This fight s-u-c-k-s. Hell....throw Ken Shamrock in their with Tito. NOBODY wants to see this! What WOULD be a great fight is Lyoto Ortiz II !!!!! THAT, I would be excited about....as Tito almost caught Machida in a triangle. But this fight here with Forrest.....blah. Who cares. Might as well put Tank and Arlovski in a match. Who SERIOUSLY wants to see that? Next.
  17. jalia parsnip Says:

    Sun, 12/01/13 - 06:31


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  18. mark mania Says:

    Tue, 12/03/13 - 10:09


    Report: Tito Ortiz... Trying to get in advance to finding out excess from you afterward!......
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    Fri, 07/11/14 - 02:48


    The Slave of the Husband... Trying to find forward to finding out additional from you afterward!......
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  21. blue ofica Says:

    Tue, 01/20/15 - 09:52


    Souls in the Waves... Excellent Morning, I just stopped in to visit your web site and imagined I'd say I enjoyed myself....

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