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Tito Ortiz On Retirement: ‘I Want To Leave On My Own Terms’

Tito Ortiz seemed destined for retirement a handful of years ago.

However, successful surgery and a resurgent win over Ryan Bader prolonged his career for a little while longer.

Now, as Ortiz prepares for his retirement bout with Forrest Griffin at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2, “The People’s Champion reflected on his career during a recent interview with MMA Weekly Radio.

I don’t want to overstay my welcome. I want to leave on my own terms. If I blast through Forrest, and get it over quick, there’s always going to be that guess; like, yeah, I still have it.

Ortiz and Griffin have split their previous two encounters, including a win by Griffin the last bout. Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, is just 1-6-1 since 2006.

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