Tito Ortiz talks about fighting Little Nog, and his possible retirement datePosted on October 4, 2011, 11:14 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Between 2007 and 2010, former UFC champion Tito Ortiz fought a total of four times. On Saturday, December 10, a healthy Ortiz will make his third appearance in the Octagon in 2011. Ortiz’s opponent on Saturday’s UFC 140 fight card will be Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Ortiz has gone 1-1 so far this year. His first fight in 2011 was a dominating win over Ryan Bader that won him Submission of the Night honors. Just weeks after that first round victory he stepped in for an injured Phil Davis and faced Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 133.
The outcome of the Evans fight was not as favorable as that of the Bader fight and although he lost via second round TKO he earned the respect of many for taking the fight on short notice. He also earned some extra cash by taking home Fight of the Night honors.
In the days leading up to his fight at UFC 140, Karyn Bryant from MMAHEAT.com caught up with Ortiz, talking to him about a variety of subjects including his 2011, his bout with Little Nog, working with Fabricio Werdum, Jon Jones, where he came from and why he works so hard at the fight game.
Further Reading: UFC 140: Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida Extended Video Preview