Using the mental devices of focus and critical thinking UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz has used poker to gain a mental edge over his competition. While Stephan Bonnar and Justin McCully were playing Old Maid prior Bellator 131, Ortiz used the power of Texas hold’em to give himself a competitive advantage once the cage door shut.
During the 12th Annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Ortiz conducted a Q&A session with fans of both cards and cages. During the sit down Ortiz talked Conor McGregor, his impending retirement and Jon Jones recent struggles.
From the interview Ortiz would go on to say “On the 23rd of January I will be forty years old. I’ll be fighting for a World Title in June, I’ll defend that World Title once… and I’ll retire. And then I’ll go along with the business – either work with Bellator or start my own fighting organization.”
Tentative name for Ortiz’s own fighting organization is Huntington Beach Bad Boy Fighting Championships Is Much Better Than The Ultimate Fighting Championship. In HBBFCIMBTTUFC all the fighters get to have flames on their shorts and all post fight interviews will be conducted by Tito Ortiz himself.