Tito Ortiz Considering Comeback

Posted on July 20, 2013, 04:12 PM by Brian Cox
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“The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" has revealed via his Twitter account, that he’s considering a come-back.

Several times through the month of July, Tito has passed along (not so cryptic) messages that suggest very strongly that he misses fighting and wants to climb back into the Octagon.

Ortiz has not fought in over a year and when last we saw him, he was on the receiving end of a decision loss to Forrest Griffin (UFC 148). In his last ten fights in the UFC Ortiz went 2-7 & 1 and post his fight and loss to Griffin, the Huntington Beach Bad Boy made his intentions of retiring quite clear. He stated that he had accomplished all he had wanted to, had provided for his family’s future and that he wasn’t interested in fighting anymore and with a lot of that being predicated on the state of his health.

However and apparently though, time and distance has made his heart begin to miss the ring and with the time off, he seems to be rested, healthy, in shape and looking to return to fighting.

In speaking with “MMAFighting.com” Tito stated, that “everyone has a come-back” and that in terms of his health “we will see in five months.” Even though he looks to be in good shape and in high spirits, the reality is that in 6 months he will be 39 years old and with having been out for a year and coming back to compete against (hungrier) fighters that could be 10 or 15 years younger than himself, how viable can he be?

With that said, Tito has a marketable name and would be of value to either Bellator or the WSOF and if healthy, would (more than likely) be welcomed by either promotion.

Personally, I’d like to see him stay retired, but I can also understand how hard it must be for a fighter to walk away from the sport. As it stands, Tito faces the same dilemma that BJ Penn now faces and that is this, if it’s going to be done (a come-back) then it has to be now or never.

I wish him all the best should he elect to fight again, but I think career is now better served as a coach, corner-man (he’s great at it) and manager and not, as a fighter.

 


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  • D
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    He's thinking about a comeback fight with Cris Cyborg, because he can't find her? an opponent.

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  • IGMBurninPiff
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    The only person I'd watch him fight ever again is Chuck. So now you'd hafta convince em both out of retirement

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  • D
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    No. Because if Tito won, which he probably would at this point, it would only be because of Chuck's chin being a tiny fraction of what it once was. I don't want to see that. I don't want to see Chuck lose like that again, and I definitely don't want Tito to have the satisfaction.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • IGMBurninPiff
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    @Mousasi, you really think Tito could beat chuck? Even with Chuck's chin diminished I think he would win that fight. The way I see it, Chuck never had a problem with finding his target. Tito's hands aren't the greatest. If chuck's Sprawl is still active I think he K.O's Tito before Tito even puts Chuck in danger

    Reply 9 months ago
  • dana&patrick; star are 1 person
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    he's going to comeback and challenge ken shamrock, this could be the best ppv yet, ken shamrock vs Tito oriz 4, pls make it happen dana white, ken shamrock posted some pictures and is in serious condition.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • enjoylife321
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    10 week camp, 15 minutes of fighting, and a promise of 1 million dollars or more. Hard to walk away from that if you can still get it. Its easy to understand guys walking away who are paid 20k but Tito's circumstances are much different.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • InfiniteEnigma
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    ....ahh yess, i can see it in that first pic. he wakes up, takes a shot of testosterone, goes and works out hard as hell and tries to convince himself he is not aging and still has what it takes. stares in the mirror for about 30 minutes flexing, then does it all over. stay at home ***-Oh...

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  • Mike Drahota
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    Yeah I wonder if he would still fetch a price tag like that

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  • thexperience1
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    He probably would cause hate him or not he's still a major draw for any promotion... only in the UFC though... in other promotions i don't see him get close to that kind of money. Simply for the fact that they don't have that kind of money to spend.

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    Also, no grown man should ever, ever take a picture of himself with a phone in a bathroom mirror.

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  • Brian Cox
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    Snap!

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  • Entity
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    Guess Tito is keeping the house lmao

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  • saulgood
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    mousasi, that is probably the best comment ever made on this site.
    p.s.
    Hope Chuck knocks him out one more time.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • therumblemma
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    Lol every week its the same thing with this guy lol... Relax go fix you're problems at home before you get back in the cage. hypersensitive brat.

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  • TheRealDeal
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    Took me an hour to stop laughing long enough to type......Settle down Tito. Is retirement that boring?

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  • Entity
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    Many misunderstood the Dec 2012, it wasnt the "end" it was the beginning of the end. Wold is a pretty messed up place right now. We have race riots happening here in my country and a President who is enticing them. Its only going to get much worse.

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  • nochoice
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    10 to 1 on weak, hhmmm
    I geuss he is the "Huntington beach bad boy", instead of the "people's champ"!

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  • Entity
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    Just because Jenna isn't "beating you" anymore doesnt mean its time for a come back.

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  • gm1
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    Nice dreaming for Tito... Maybe Bellator will take him and offer him retirement benefits a d 401k. But Dana will laugh at him. Chuck will do what Dana tells him "dont have anthi g to do with that idiot"

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  • thexperience1
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    If Tito publicly challenges Chuck, you better believe that fight is gonna happen! Chuck won't turn that **** down and the UFC would accommodate it for sure. It's the only thing that makes sense if he "really" wants to make a comeback.

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  • N.C.
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    Tito vs Rampage in Bellator

    Face it... you'd all watch it. bellator should know that too!

    It's always like that... I haven't fought in a year. In my head I start thinking about.. hey I can still beat these kids up. Just wait until serious sparring sessions start and he's fighting guys literally half his age.

    The problem is, fighters have to believe they can beat everybody. if they didn't think like that they'd never fight. Who wants to get beat up? Titos position is where a lot of legends are. They can beat 90% of the fighters out there easy. Unfortunately, the only fighters they would fight in the pro's are the top 10%.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    N.C. I think that's spot on.

    I'd watch Rampage / Ortiz....sure, why not?

    You're right about everything else, too.

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  • enjoylife321
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    good to see tito back on the roids

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  • Camelux3000
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    Hey Tito for *****'s sake man, enough is enough....
    Stay retired, enjoy your life , enjoy your kids, stay irrelevant in MMA as you should
    lol

    Reply 9 months ago