(Did anyone else just get a great idea for a buddy cop movie?)
Do you know what today is? Well, yeah, it’s St. Patrick’s Day, which means that for at least one evening you can puke on the sidewalk outside of your favorite bar without people judging you, but aside from that. Today is a brand new day from yesterday. That means it only makes sense that we get a new Tito Ortiz rumor to force us back to that inevitable question: why do we have to keep talking about this guy?
The newest report comes from Five Ounces of Pain, and it claims that “multiple herniations in the neck” forced Ortiz off “The Ultimate Fighter” and out of his fight with opposing TUF 11 coach Chuck Liddell. Sound familiar?
So why would a neck injury necessarily mean that Ortiz couldn’t finish his stint as a coach, which, “Rampage” Jackson effectively demonstrated, can be a very low impact job if you want it to be? We have no idea, just like we have no idea how much truth there might be to this story.
Just yesterday we heard Dave Farra telling Frank Mir that it was a shoulder injury, and Ortiz himself has only commented on his struggles with the flu (BTW, dude lost 15 pounds while in the hospital, but he’s home safe now). In short, we don’t know what to believe anymore, but the frequency of various injury rumors leads us to believe that something happened to him. Now it’s just a matter of whether we can still work up the energy to continue caring about what that something was.