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Tito Ortiz’s ‘Dream Comeback’ Starts With Forrest Griffin

Tito Ortiz says the UFC Light Heavyweight title is in his future, and his “dream comeback” starts this Saturday night against Forrest Griffin.

“There’s going to be a belt in my future for sure. It’s ‘Dream it, work it, win it.’ That’s the dream comeback. But it’s one fight at a time, and I don’t want to look past this one…I really don’t see that much of a change in [Forrest Griffin]. I think Forrest is a guy who is often in the right place at the right time. He works hard, and hard work usually pays off. He’s taking the fight on six week’s notice, but he’s a gym rat who’s always in shape. It’s just me making sure my timing is on, and that I push the fight…I’m going to give Forrest all he can handle. I think I’m a lot stronger and faster, and his head is softer than mine. He’s been knocked out in his last couple fights (against Rashad Evans and Anderson Silva), and I’ve never been knocked out in my career. Yes, Chuck Liddell stopped me, but I was never unconscious. Let me knock on wood that that’s never going to happen… I hope he comes in shape, because if he doesn’t, he’s going to get hurt.”

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