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Tito Ortiz Planning July 4 Date For Retirement Fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has asked for one final fight to complete his career in MMA. Now, “The People’s Champ” has a target date of July set for that bout.

“Hopefully the July 4 weekend I’ll be fighting my last fight and I’ll be done, that’s it – time to walk away,” said Ortiz, in a recent interview with “Forrest (Griffin is possible), I know everybody would love to see me against Chuck – we’ll see what (UFC president) Dana (White) has to offer. Let’s make my last fight a memorable one.”

Ortiz dropped his last bout to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira this past December at UFC 140. He asked for one final match to complete his contract, but nothing has been confirmed by the UFC yet.