Shamrock vs. Ortiz III
Shamrock vs. Ortiz III to be Shamrock's retirement fight
By MMAFighting.com, August 9, 2006
In an interview with the Lassen County Times, Ken Shamrock confirmed that he will fight Tito Ortiz for a third and final time on October 10th. Whether he wins or loses, Shamrock will retire from mixed martial arts following the fight.
Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz III will be broadcasted live as part of The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale on Spike TV. This fight on free TV is Shamrock's way of making it up to the fans who bought the UFC 61 pay per view and were dissatisfied with the quick outcome.
In their first meeting at UFC 40, the fight was stopped in favor of Ortiz after 3 5-minute rounds. In their second meeting this past July, Ortiz pounded Shamrock against the cage, and the fight was stopped after 78 seconds. Shamrock is looking to end his career with a win over his nemesis and to avoid four consecutive losses.
"DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI"