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UFC 133 Results: Tito Ortiz on His 2 Submission Attempts - "I Thought I Got It"

<em>Photo by <strong>Esther Lin</strong> for MMAFighting</em>
Photo by Esther Lin for MMAFighting

Tito Ortiz shocked the entire MMA world when he rocked Ryan Bader and choked him out on his last fight. He had a chance to land another major upset on UFC 133 with those two submission attempts against Rashad Evans. Had he finished, it would have probably been the biggest career turnaround in UFC history, but as we all know, things didn't turn out as he planned.

The 'Huntington Beach Bad Boy' talked to Karyn Bryant about how close he thought he was to getting the tap (Transcribed by MMAMania):

"I had that choke and I was like, 'Oh, I got it!' I slipped to the kneebar and I was like, 'Oh, I got it!' Rashad was just a lot stronger than he was prior [in their first fight in 2007]. It showed that 14 months [of training] can really pay off. He took it seriously ... and it showed tonight. He was the better man. I guess you you can't fight a number one contender with 2.5 weeks of training."


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