After Tito’s fight against Lyoto Machida in 2008, the dude’s spinal cord exploded in his body. Tito Ortiz’s spinal cord Sub-Zeroed on him which meant that he was forced to spend over a year at home with a pornstar. That’s the trade off God gives you after you screwed up your back. Your spinal cord in exchange for a hot pornstar. Normally, this would be a career ending injury for any human-being but we had technology…we rebuilt him. With titanium zip-ties and something that looked like half of a glowstick in his back, in his comeback fight, Tito Ortiz lost a split-decision to Forrest Griffin after which he admitted that he cracked his skull just a few days before the bout. After the fight, Tito Ortiz did an interview with a Brazilian new source and proclaimed that he was the Muhammad Ali of MMA. His next fight against Matt Hamill didn’t go so well, however his triumph over Ryan Bader at UFC 132 completely revitalized the former UFC champ. Ghostface Killah would probably say that Tito ‘got his whole essence back.’
Unfortunately, Ortiz’s next two fights (against Rashad Evans and Lil’ Nog) didn’t go so well. Earlier this year it was rumored that Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin III would go down at some point in the future and that it would be The Huntington Beach Badboy’s last fight. Tonight was that intangible moment in time in which the MMA world looked towards, and although it was a rather interesting fight, Ortiz finished his MMA career with a unanimous decision loss to Griffin.
Just after the bout, Forrest Griffin ran out of the cage and was apparently chased down by Dana White in order to return to the Octagon. Once he returned, Griffin grabbed the microphone and started conducting his own post-fight interview with Ortiz in lieu of Joe Rogan literally trying to grab the mic back from Griffin. In the end, Tito Ortiz’s legendary MMA career is now over. Thanks for paving the way for the rest of these young whipper-snappers.