While the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz has made it known to fans that his July 7 matchup with Forrest Griffin will be his retirement bout, people have only speculated that the rubber match with Ortiz may very well be Griffin’s last fight, as well.
Griffin finally addressed the rumor and let it be known that his retirement is entirely conditional upon the result of the trilogy between he and Ortiz.
“A lot of people ask me, ‘Forrest, it’s Tito’s retirement fight. If you lose to Tito are you gonna retire?’ If I lose to Tito, I’m going to retire from life… seriously,” said the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion with a straight face.
Ortiz, a fellow former champ and UFC legend, will be inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame prior to the scheduled fight with Griffin.
With the leger at 1-1, Griffin certainly doesn’t believe in the old platitude, “No shame in losing to a legend,” as he looks to get the better of Ortiz for the second time in his career.
You can check out the interview with Griffin below: