If head circumference was an accurate measurement of MMA dominance, Tito Ortiz would be the undisputed GOAT of mixed martial artist. Everyone at MiddleEasy yelled a resounding ‘I told you so!’ when Ortiz slapped the guillotine on Ryan Bader at UFC 132 to break his four-fight losing streak. The dude is back in the game, and when it was announced that Phil Davis dropped out of his UFC 133 fight against Rashad Evans, it was also reported that UFC contacted Tito Ortiz to be a late replacement. He turned the opportunity down, but with the advancements of modern technology, we now have an explanation as to why he decided not to go on with the bout.
“I have a life and things to take care of. The fight game is about making the right choices of my career. If you knew what I have been going through you all would understand. Peaking for a fight is what makes a fighter unstoppable! Timing is everything in life. This is a rebuild year for me not do or die. The time will come again! #positive”
With explanations like these, we should call him Tito ‘Ortease.’ Well, you can call him that — not us. That’s cheesy. Tito Orcheese is cheesier. If you use any of those, shame on you. [Source]