Tito Ortiz is one of the men who led the charge of getting the UFC into the mainstream spotlight. At the same time when he was on top there was a great set-up of rivals with Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. Even his bouts with Ken Shamrock, while unimpressive in competition level in retrospect, were huge to the company at the time.
We're now years removed from that time on top and has only won a single fight in his last eight trips to the cage. After receiving a beating against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Ortiz said he wanted one last fight in the UFC before retiring.
MiddleEasy caught up with Tito to discuss his future and his goals for his final fight.
From the video:
July, hopefully Fourth of July weekend I will be fighting my last fight and I will be done. That's it; it's time to walk away. You know, Forrest, or I know everybody would like to see me against Chuck (Liddell) and, I don't know. We will see what Lorenzo and Dana have to offer and see what they want to do. I'll sit down with Lorenzo and Dana next week and let's see, let's make a fight, my last fight and let's make a memorable one.