Many fighters have trouble knowing when to say when. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz isn’t going to be like those other guys.

Ortiz, during a recent interview with MMA Junkie, confirmed that his upcoming fight with Forrest Griffin on July 7 at UFC 148 will be his retirement bout.

It’s my last fight after 15 years. I don’t know what it’s going to feel like to walk out for the last time, step in the Octagon for the last time, to walk out of the Octagon for the last time. Honestly , man, I don’t know what to expect. Even signing a bout agreement, I realized that’s the last one. It’s weird.

Ortiz has had all but one of his professional MMA fights take place in the UFC. At 37 years old, “The People’s Champ” knows this is it for him. “I think with everything I did, I made a mark. I showed guys what a little hard work and inspiration can do,” Ortiz said.

Ortiz has plans to remain active in MMA, possibly as an announcer. We can likely expect to see Ortiz in the UFC after his last fight, as he has made amends with UFC president Dana White for the most part. The Griffin fight should be a very emotional time for everyone involved come July.

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