Tito Ortiz was in Vicksburg, Mississippi talking with 8CountNews.com in this video interview, and it sounds like he’s changed his mind about fighting for Affliction, which is probably a good idea, considering their future plans. Now Ortiz says he’s “going to pass” on an Affliction contract in the hopes that he can sign with Strikeforce to fight on CBS or Showtime, assuming they’re amenable to his famously ridiculous contract demands.
Honestly, is anyone out there really dying to see Ortiz back in action? He has some name value and can still hype a fight with the best of them, but to hear him talk sometimes you’d think the whole MMA world was eagerly awaiting his return, as if he’s still a top-ten fighter and not someone who just got bounced out of the UFC. Though to hear him talk you’d also think he did a good job commentating at the last Affliction show, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
After the jump, a little taste of what you can expect from the coaches in the next “Ultimate Fighter” season.
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Dan Henderson looks scarred and battered, as usual, but sounds like he might fall asleep at any moment. Or maybe that’s just how I feel after listening to him. He’s a great veteran fighter, but somebody get him a cup of coffee or an eightball. Something.
Michael Bisping encourages his team to do as he says, not as he did when it comes to drinking in the house. Sure, he "sneaked a couple of beers" in him, but it didn’t hurt his performance any. Drink up, Brits. Just make sure there’s no urine in there first.