Tito Ortiz: ‘I’m Done’ After Fighting Forrest Griffin Saturday

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will not be making a surprise return to the UFC down the road.

Ortiz confirmed his retirement plans are 100-percent official come Saturday night after his three round war with Forrest Griffin at UFC 148.

Ortiz and Griffin have met twice before, with each fighter holding a decision victory over the other.

“I’m done,” said Ortiz Thursday during the final pre-fight press conference of his career.

Ortiz also confirmed that ESPN has approached him about joining their MMA broadcasting team, something “The People’s Champion” will think long and hard about.

As for a moment in his career that sticks out the most, Ortiz pointed to the first world title he won, while also mentioning the recent upset of Ryan Bader, his wars with Frank and Ken Shamrock, and the first fight with Griffin.

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