UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 is being billed as the retirement fight for soon-to-be UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. However, Ortiz feels like his opponent, Forrest Griffin, will also be retiring after he defeats him.
UFC 148 is set for July 7 on pay-per-view from Las Vegas. In the main event, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will defend his title against Chael Sonnen.
“Maybe it’s time for Forrest to retire; maybe he wants to retire,” said Ortiz, during a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com. “Maybe he’s just letting everybody know that he’s going to retire. For me, I know I’m retiring, but it’s an idea.”
Griffin, a former UFC light heavyweight champion like Ortiz, made a comment after the fight was signed that if he lost to Ortiz, he would, “retire from life.”
“It looks like he better put on his retirement shoes cause it’s going to be an exciting fight and I plan on having my hand raised,” Ortiz said.