Tito Ortiz will make his final appearance inside the Octagon this evening against Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II. However, hours prior, Ortiz was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame.
“Over the years I’ve put into this sport, I gave my heart, I gave my soul, I gave my body,” Ortiz said (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for the quotes). “I’m retiring because it’s time. It’s time to walk away.”
Ortiz sports a 16-10-1 record, with all by one of those fights coming for the UFC. He is the ninth member of the hall of fame, joining fighters Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Matt Hughes, Chuck Liddell, Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock, along with TapouT co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis.
Ortiz and Griffin will be meeting for a third time, as the two have split their previous encounters. Each owns a decision victory over the other one.