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Tito Ortiz Is Leaving Fighting, Not MMA, After “UFC 148″

The end of the road is fast-approaching for former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz. This Saturday night, Ortiz will face Forrest Griffin for a third time, but this one will make his retirement match.

Ortiz-Griffin is the co-main event for UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II. FightLine will provide complete coverage of the entire event beginning with the prelims.

For Ortiz, this incredible run that has seen him reach the heights of the sport, is one that will also keep him involved in MMA for years to come.

“I’ll always have something to do with mixed martial arts, I’ll always thank that for getting me to where I am today,” said Ortiz, while appearing on MMAWeekly Radio recently. “It’s not that I’m retiring, I’m graduating. I’m graduating with a Masters in promotion and a Masters in marketing. That’s what it comes down to pretty much.”

“The People’s Champion,” formerly known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” will also be inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame prior to facing Griffin.