10 MMA Stars Who Suffer From Crippling Pre-fight Nerves

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Tito Ortiz

As a former UFC light-heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Famer, Tito Ortiz has always given off an air of supreme self-confidence prior to his fights, but backstage when the cameras aren’t watching it’s a whole different story.

”Before a fight I think it is anxiety more than anything. I don’t get nervous; I think it is anxiety. I throw up and cry.

”I am just a very emotional person when I fight, [but] when I am out there competing I am ready.”

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