(Video courtesy YouTube/MMABay)
I’m not sure if it’s nostalgia, his love of epic movie series like the Dr. Doolittle franchise or the fact that three is the number of words he can usually string together without screwing up, but Tito Ortiz is calling for yet another trilogy fight.
Conceding defeat without an excuse for the first time in his career when talking about the fact that he will likely never get the third bout with Chuck Liddell that was put off by his recent neck surgery, Ortiz wasted no time in calling for another three-peat fight with the guy he was beaten by in his last Octagon appearance: Forrest Griffin.
"I’ll be back in November. No name yet, but I’d like to throw out Forrest, so if Forrest would like to do a trilogy, it would be awesome," Ortiz recently told MMABay Radio. "We gave two great fights both the times we fought, so I really think that we’ll get a triplefy more exciting than the last two."
Triplefy more exciting? Okaaaayy. Moving on.
Unless Tito has begun speaking in more frequent bursts of broken english and partial sentences it seems like a lot was edited out of the segment, like Tito explaining how he was painted as a bad guy on The Ultimate Fighter due to SPIKE TV’s creative editing techniques. Either MMABay was trying to be ironic, Tito asked them not to publish portions of the interview or maybe their radio show just doesn’t have the technical polish that a show like The Bum Rush does.
Whatever the case may be, the interview is worth sitting through just to hear Tito talk about his
cracked skull fractured orbital and herniated discs he used as an excuse revealed he had been suffering from after the loss to Forrest at UFC 106.