Tito Ortiz Wants To Be Known As "The People's Champ"
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Tito Ortiz will look to recreate his image heading into UFC 140 and a date with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira as the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ and King of smack-talk wants to be known as "The People_s Champ" from now on and not "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy":
"No longer the bad boy, positive from here on out. I_m now the â€˜People_s Champ._ I just want to change my whole outlook on life. Being the bad boy, talking smack to sell fights, I no longer need to do that. I_ve got three boys who are growing up and I want to make sure I_m known as someone who has given back to MMA and been a positive role model to a lot of people_s lives. Being the â€˜People_s Champ,_ the only other person I can think of who_s done the great things in their sport was Muhammad Ali. If I could walk in one of those footsteps, then I_ve done my job as a fighter and a mixed martial artist."
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