After Tito’s fight against Lyoto Machida in 2008, 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.
In an interview with the Spanish Globo TV, that same cracked skull said that he was the Muhammad Ali of MMA and guys like Wanderlei Silva and Randy Couture owe their success to him.
“I’m the Muhammad Ali of mixed martial arts. I’m the guy who… promotes and tries to make it better for the fighter’s future. All the fighters; Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, Babalu, all these guys who make great money now… they can thank me. Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, they can thank me.”
The Huntington Beach Bad Boy always providing the deep thoughts. Thoughts so intricate that you wish there was a little pantry-door on his forehead that you can open up to see the brevity of them. Of course, we would all have to endure the ‘Dude, I fought with a miniature pantry door in my skull’ excuse. [Source]