Tito Ortiz Wants One More Fight In The UFC, DW Says "We'll see"
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
After Saturday night_s UFC 140 loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Tito Ortiz has gone 1-6-1 in his last eight fights and although some may call for Ortiz to hang up the gloves, the former Light Heavyweight Champion still has a desire to fight one last time and finish out his UFC contract:
"I take my hat off to him," Said Tito. "That body shot hurt me. My game plan was to get on top and do a ground and pound. I gave it my all. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. I_m going to take some time off and enjoy the holidays with my family. I have one more fight in my contract. I_m going to give the fans one more fight that is my best."
Ortiz will obviously have to get the go ahead from his boss, UFC President Dana White before he steps foot in the cage again but White wasn_t completely against the idea following UFC 140:
"I gotta talk to Tito, I honestly don_t know, said White. "You know, I_m always looking for guys_ health. It_s not like Tito got viciously knocked out tonight. He got hurt to the body. We_ll see what happens."
"He_s in the hospital â€¦ with something. He could have a fractured or broken rib. Those things take a long time to recover from. We_ll see."
Ortiz has expressed interest in returning to fight in May against Forrest Griffin, a bout that would be the finale of their trilogy that is split at one a piece.
Leave your feedback on this article by posting a comment directly below! You can also chat about the latest news in the MMANEWS.COM Forums and/or the MMANEWS.COM Facebook. If that wasn_t enough, MMANEWS.COM is now on Twitter as well @mmanewsdotcom.