twitter google

Tito Ortiz Preparing For The Fight Of His Life

Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Tito Ortiz will make his final appearance inside the Octagon on July 7 when he meets rival Forrest Griffin at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2.

Ortiz will be inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame during the weekend. He is a former champion in one of the deepest divisions in all of MMA.

During a recent media conference call, Ortiz talked about what is going through his mind as he prepares to enter the Octagon for a final time.

I’ve been waiting 15 years for this, for 15 minutes. Only 15 minutes of my life I’ll have to give. Over the last eight weeks, I’ve been giving that 15 minutes (for) three hours, four hours, five hours a day, six days a week, preparing for Forrest. I’m ready. Let’s fight.

Ortiz and Griffin have split their previous two meetings, with Ortiz winning the first and Griffin claiming the second in 2009.

Photo credit: Tracy Lee/Yahoo! Sports

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami

Event Date: September 22, 2017
Broadcast: FXX

Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull

Event Date: September 23, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 184: Dantas vs. Caldwell

Event Date: October 6, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee

Event Date: October 7, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD