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Tito Ortiz Talking WWE Post-UFC Retirement, Video Of First Pro Wrestling Appearance

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Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz and Jeff Jarrett argue during a 2005 match in TNA Wrestling.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz and Jeff Jarrett argue during a 2005 match in TNA Wrestling.

With former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar resuming his former role in WWE in recent weeks, fellow top retired MMA fighters might consider doing the same. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal was once recruited by WWE and has repeatedly talked about going to pro wrestling.

Now former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz is making overtures that he might consider the squared circle post-MMA career, even though it's probably more for inspiring fan chatter and getting posts on sites like this than anything based in reality.

Here's what Ortiz tweeted to a fan asking about the subject on Tuesday:

You never know. Maybe to see who the real peoples champ is? RT @GSpence83: @titoortiz wud u go to @WWE after u retire ?
Apr 10 via TweetCaster for iOS Favorite Retweet Reply

At 37 years old and without the massively muscled build that owner Vince McMahon drools over, it's unlikely anything will come of this. However, Ortiz has danced with pro wrestling before, doing a 2005 pay-per-view appearance with TNA Wrestling as a special guest referee. He made two subsequent appearances and had another special referee spot as well, getting physical all three times.

Ortiz is scheduled to fight Forrest Griffin at July's UFC 148, expected to be his last fight.

See the entire video from his first appearance as a referee in a match between Jeff Jarrett and A.J. Styles after the jump.