Tito Ortiz revealed this week that the end is in sight for him, as he’ll most likely be retiring from mixed martial arts competition after two more fights (one of which takes place this weekend against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira) when his UFC contract runs out.
A clear sign that Ortiz has put some thought into this was how quickly he answered when asked in a recent interview with MMAWeekly whom he’d want to face off against in his retirement match.
“I think me and Forrest Griffin, we got some unfinished business, just because they gave him the last fight and I thought that was BS,” said the 36-year-old. “That really annoys me a lot about it. But, of course, Rich Franklin calls me out, it’s like take a number dude. Stand in line with the rest of the people that’ve been calling me out. Everybody wants to get famous by fighting Tito Ortiz and I think the people who really deserve it are people who already fought me or are fighting for a title.”
Ortiz and Griffin have met twice in the Octagon, putting on closely contested matches that ended with decisions in both of their favors, alternately. Ortiz faces Lil’ Nog at UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida this Saturday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.