MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Video: Corissa Furr Interviews Tito “The People’s Champ” Ortiz

Certified hottie Corissa Furr of Fighting Famous was recently able to score an interview with the mixed martial artist formerly known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” Tito Ortiz, in the midst of training for his upcoming bout with Antonio Rogerio Nogueria at UFC 140. Ortiz was quick to correct Furr when introduced as such, claiming to have taken on a more positive, Sanchezian outlook on life, in order to show that “through hard work and dedication you can achieve anything in this life.” Though this kind of mentality can do wonders for the soul, be wary Tito, it can wreak havoc on one’s appearance.

Tito goes on to state that he “doesn’t even talk trash to fighters anymore.” Some of you will likely find yourself scratching your head after reading and/or hearing this statement, and rightfully so, considering the shit storm of verbal warfare Ortiz came at Rashad Evans with before his last fight in the UFC. But that was like, 4 months ago, you guys. Time has a way of changing people. So while you’re at it Tito, go ahead check the whole flinch test at the weigh-ins off that list of as well.

Some highlights: 

On the UFC on FOX deal: “Just to see that Dana White and Lorenzo Fertita have worked so hard to get UFC where it is, giving us fighters an opportunity to fight on a main stage as Fox…and Fox picking us up, I’m very thankful.” (Oh, how the tides have turned.) 

On his positive attitude: “I took a lot from my own book, I’ve been through so much hard stuff through my life and I’ve kind of seen the positive note of, ‘you surround yourself with great people and positive people and great things turn out from that,’ and I think I learned that on myself.”

On fighting three times in a year: “I’ve gone through major surgeries [and] been able to get back in the gym and push myself in training. I’m excited. I just want to get in the cage again. After fighting Ryan Bader and beating him and then coming in against Rashad *looks to camera* who had 14 months to prepare for it, and it shows why he’s the number one contender. I put on a great fight. I almost caught him in a submission, he defended it well, and now I’m fighting little Nog…my hands are full but I plan on getting my hands raised.”

On fighting in front of Canadians for the first time: “I heard its crazy in Toronto and I can’t wait for it. I have great support through my Canadian fans who go to *website plug* *clothing company plug*…and I’m very thankful for my Canadian fans, so they get to see me live in Toronto.”

On Pride vs. UFC and fighting Shogun: “Now that we’re all together, I think it don’t matter about the past, it’s all about the future of fighting the best. Little Nog is one of the best, Shogun IS one of the best…Time will come for everything, I think, and I think right now it’s just December 10th.”

On possibly becoming “Comeback Fighter of the Year”: “I don’t know, I think beating Bader already showed I was the comeback fighter of the year. I never went anywhere, I just got through some major surgeries and any other athlete would have quit…I got Submission of the Night against Ryan Bader, I got Fight of the Night against Rashad Evans, let’s try to get knockout of the night against little Nog.”

-Danga 

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XENOPHON- December 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Now that Tito has morphed in the "Nice Guy Eddie" routine, and is pushing his own book...I wonder if the Nice Guy is going to changed that mean "Punishment" name on his brand to something more friendly?
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Sure if it happens CP staff will get the story first, but won't be able to tell us what the new name will be. That kind of reporting is for the bigger MMA portals.
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Ohh most forgot, being that CP is tight with Zuffa, I am sure on second thought that they get a FAX from Dana in advance. (GRIN)
Viva Hate- December 6, 2011 at 7:56 am
I am still predicting it, Tito Ortiz will be champion once again, mark my words, mark them!
Irishwolfhound491- December 6, 2011 at 1:00 am
Fuck an edit button, thats enough busch for me boys.
Irishwolfhound491- December 6, 2011 at 1:00 am
Damn biggest douche of the year award has never seen tough competition before between Ortiz and Bisping. One the one we have Ortiz who actually takes advice from his own book claims to recover from injuries that would have crippled any mere mortal. On the other. On the other hand we have Bisping who is british. Tough call.
KidDinomite- December 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm
Tito, lose the blonde hsir/white guy look then maybe, just maybe, you'll get my respect. Oh and winning your next fight would help a lot.
rockhuddy- December 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm
"Wreak" havoc, not reek. Spellcheck won't catch that one.
Todd M- December 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm
'i’m just sayin’, man. rope’s cheap, and society could use the small, yet significant amount of cleansing.' ROFL
Lex Talionis- December 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm
LOL He looks like MR. Slave
DookieShorts- December 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm
i'm just sayin', man. rope's cheap, and society could use the small, yet significant amount of cleansing.
skeletor- December 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Wow DookieShorts that's disturbing that your first thought goes right to child molestation. I'm also sorry that my comments about your son would ruin an entire website for you. But now I am convinced more then ever that you are in fact Danga's mother, only someone on the inside would be able to get that detailed.
DookieShorts- December 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm
and now, time for some hyperbole:

skeletor, look man, i'm sorry your stepdad raped your ass all those years while you were little. i'm sorry your mom sat there and watched and laughed so hard she pissed her self so many times while he was doing it. but seriously? go fucking kill yourself, homie. you're ruining one of my favorite websites.
skeletor- December 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm
Danga I'm glad you finally convinced your mom to get a couple accounts
Miles- December 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm
ya skeletor,,, just stop dude
DookieShorts- December 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm
ugh... hey, new dad? can we have an ignore user feature so that i don't ever have to see the results of skeletor's over-saturating his tampons again? His whiny little vendetta against danga got old the first time i saw it. thanks!
skeletor- December 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm
I was gonna turn over a new leaf tonight as well but it seems like it's my destiny to spread the word of Danga hate. My captcha....
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Danga Cocksucker
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Fuck you Danga you are the worst thing about the internet.
FightZen- December 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm
Hey guys, Don't get me wrong... clearly Tito's verbal fireworks warrant mockery of some kind. But it's really just low hanging fruit at this point.
BryanF- December 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm
Let me tell you how you feelin right now.
DookieShorts- December 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm
i'm kinda diggin' the born again christian molestache he's rockin' there.
Gener- December 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm
Even the babe can hardly help not laughing at him.
BryanF- December 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Yeah FightZen, I want to tell me what you see, let’s go ahead and see by the fight, what you saw, in the ring.

Well, do you?!
MediumRare- December 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm
@FightZen: Get off your fucking high horse. Making fun of Ortiz's inability to string words together is national pastime around here.
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Does anyone else thing Tito took too much acid at some point?
FightZen- December 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm
In related news, an internet commenter manages to put himself in the position where he can openly and publicly insult a fighter and pass it off as journalism. Weakness, Danga.
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