Besides Being a Linguistics Expert, Tito Ortiz is Apparently also a Neurologist Specializing in the Hearing Impaired

(Video courtesy InsideMMA)

Just when you thought you had heard the most ridiculous thing come of Tito Ortiz‘s mouth, “The Huntington Beach Badboy” goes and steps in front of a camera and raises the bar to new heights.

On the latest edition of Inside MMA, which will air Friday night at 9:00 p.m. ET, Ortiz explains the differences between the anatomy of the head of a deaf person, like his UFC 121 opponent Matt Hamill compared to that of someone who isn’t hearing impaired. 


Here’s what the self taught head doctor had to say about Hamill’s ability to take punches.

“I’ve noticed he’s deaf, so he has a soft head,” Ortiz proclaims matter-of-factly like he was the one to diagnose both Hammill’s deafness and his punky melon. “You hit him with more and more shots…”

Unable to contain his bewilderment at the claim, host Kenny Rice stops Ortiz in his tracks to make sure he heard him right.

“What?!” Rice asks him incredulously.

“People don’t know this. Watch how Franklin knocked him out quick. You hit ‘em with soft shots because their equilibium (no that’s not a typo)…they don’t have no equilibium,” Ortiz explains with a straight face. “And you hit ‘em with shots and you hit ‘em with small shots — I’m not lookin’ for big shots. I’m lookin’ for small shots. Little small shots and by the second…middle of the third round you’re gonna see someone goin’ to sleep AND I’ll snuggle him.”

My brain hurts just trying to hypothesize where he came up with this absurd theory. Maybe one of his twins explained it to him.

Call it a hunch, but somehow I don’t see the UFC reserving a seat in the commentary booth for Ortiz when he decides to call it a career.