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Video: Joe Rogan One-On-One With Tito Ortiz


(video courtesy of YouTube/NaturalBornKillerMMA)

Joe Rogan interviewed Tito Ortiz on the latest edition of UFC Insider and let’s just say Tito’s linguistics skills are as good as they’ve ever been.

Let’s break down the less than three-minute interview:

He starts off pretty good, only making a few grammatical errors

“I’m a very emotional person and I fuel on emotions. That’s every one of my fights. It’s all emotions. When I get in the cage and I fight, that’s not me. I’m not the guy that go in there and fight. No. It’s somebody else. It’s a lightswitch that turns on. When I’m jumpin’ around, I think as a self, ‘I’m a shark. If I stop movin’ I’m dead.’”

Then it starts to go off the rails as Tito tries a big word.

“What motivates me now is to show that I can come back. Show my heart and I’m able to pisservere through anything and get a world title. My goal is to get a world title around my waist again. Randy Couture can do it at 40; I can do it at 35.”

It’s too bad that he doesn’t know that he’s now 36 and has been since January and he missed his chance to win a world title at 35.

Let’s move on.

“We’re athletes, man. We’re very intelligent athletes who come with college degrees and come from college wrestling and we’re educated on the sport that what it is today and UFC is the biggest sport in the world.”

Except for the fact that UFC is not a sport, it’s a promotion. I guess it’s too late for Tito to get a refund for his college degree from Cal State Bakersfield.

“I punish the guy until the referee pulls me off or he says, “no more” and he taps. I don’t want to leave any doubt in his mind that he had a chance.”

If you don’t leave a doubt in his mind that he had a chance, wouldn’t you be boosting his confidence that he in facthas a chance?

“Do everything to the full potential. I think I kind of got away from that. In my other training, I was only able to do what my body was able to do.”

As opposed to before when he was able to do what his body was unable to do?

“Having the back problems I did, I couldn’t squat, I couldn’t lunge, my takedowns were horrible, I’d shoot half-assed takedowns as I did against Machida and he stuffed ‘em. Against Chuck…he stuffed ‘em. I just need to get my legs strong now that I have no more back problems and I’m able to rebuild and make my body strong as hell, you’ll see some power-doubles.”

So it’s official. Now that Tito is claiming that he is healthy and has no back problems and that he’s rebuilding his strength, coupled with the fact that he already used the cracked skull card, he will no longer have any excuses if Rashad beats him. It’s likely that if he does lose, the UFC will give Ortiz one more bout as a courtesy for stepping in for Phil Davis on short notice, but if he’s matched up with a top-tier opponent in that one he could be out of the UFC for the first time since 1998.

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Lesnars_tiny_pecker_says- July 19, 2011 at 5:38 am
k-onda, Thank you! It is so funny that so many wanna douche bag genius a-holes are always correcting and goofing on people who fuck up a little grammar here and there(like me). Just remember smartasses, Tito can still snatch your ass up and whoop it proper. Never kick a dog that is bigger than you. Now yes Tito is a ball of hot goofy fun. He makes Mediumrare look like Albert Einstein. oh yea, mediumrare, fuck you. I will not conform to your retarded standards so eat a bowl of Tito's Grammatically incorrect balls.(I can't help it. I am high)
Sho Nuff- July 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm
Hey, dumb fucks, people don't make grammatical errors when they speak. Grammar is a visual means to mimic language. Language itself is spoken.
traydawg- July 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm
This article is extremely stupid.
MediumRare- July 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm
Whoa. Are there really motherfuckers up in here accusing us of being Grammar Nazis?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIoWzsgV5mY

Tito regularly does to the English language what I regularly do to my supply of brain cells: He fucking slaughters it.

And making fun of him for it is a national pastime here in the Potato Nation, fuck it all!

Get the fuck on board or fuck off over to Yahoo Sports motherfuckers!!!
MediumRare- July 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm
One of the greatest light-heavyweights of the night.
AussieJosh- July 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm
Im not much of a Tito fan and i do not think he should be fighting top tear guys but what the fuck!!!?

GRAMMAR NAZIS is right!

This guy is a pro fighter! Not a fucking english teacher!

Why dont you step in the cage with him and he can make fun of how you cant fight!?
agentsmith- July 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm
Grammar nazis!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4vf8N6GpdM
intercept440- July 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm
you know im fully healthy know that my back surgery was a super succes...do you know haow hard it is to find a robotic counterbalancing gyro to implant into your back to counter the amazing planetoid wobble my giant head naturally has??? i tell ya joe. now that the pull of gravity my enourmous head generates has been stablized... i think ill take my belt back soon .. randy did it at 40 im can do it at thrity five, but im just waiting for dr. who to stop by so i can borrow him time machine yo..
dham4201- July 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm
i really only noticed the "Sport of UFC" part. hahahaha. but it never gets old to rip on Tito. But to be honest I didn't notice that much until I read the article *after* watching the interview. Not any worse than your average subtitled Diaz interview (my favorite fighter btw). I do fucking hate how much Tito toots his own wank though
OndaKnees12- July 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm
I read cage like 15 times a day but this has to be the worst article yet. Are you going to analyze every interview that Rampage does. There are tons of well spoken MMA fighters...?
k-onda- July 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm
I think getting all grammar nazi on a professional cage fighter is a little lame, but; a) this is one fun dude to rip on and b) he always brings up how fucking smart he is. What the hell is with that? There's only one type of people who proclaim their own intelligence - complete dip shits! Seriously, ever notice how rocket scientists, philosophers and inventors have other shit to talk about?
Bob Villa- July 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm
He said he was only able to do what his body was able to do with his back problems being what they were. Meaning he wasn't able to train to his full potential because of his injuries. There was just a little pause in there when he was thinking of what to say. His sounds dumb enough without your help. Give the guy a break.
Fried Taco- July 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm
The sport of UFC did a great job of editing to make Tito seem semi-coherent.
Viva Hate- July 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Prediction Tito takes Kos Rashad in the first, Jones takes out Rampage. Tito then takes out Rampage with a kimura. He then defeats Jones with a gogoplata to become the champion once again. He will never lose the belt and will die at the age of 95 as champion.
RaginAsian- July 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm
Let me tell you how you feel.
danomite- July 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm
wouldn't it be f'ing hilarious if it really was back problems that made him lose all those fights, and he goes on a ridiculous winning streak?
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