Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has positioned himself to remain relevant in the sport even after he retires. Ortiz is set to make his final appearance inside the Octagon this Saturday night vs. Forrest Griffin at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II.
During a recent appearance on HDNet Fights, Ortiz gave his take on why he has placed himself in a good spot after retiring from fighting. Ortiz is set to be inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame this weekend.
“I wish I could teach a lot of other MMA fighters that you have to think of something for your life after fighting,” Ortiz said. “A lot of fighters, who were even world champions, they won their title and that is all they did.”
Ortiz cited Georges St-Pierre, the UFC welterweight champion, as someone who gets it saying, “(GSP) does all the (public relations) stuff and he is a great fighter. People love him.”
Ortiz plans on remaining in the sport after his final fight this Saturday. He has split his previous two meetings with Griffin.