Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: High Wycombe, England
Is the interest in Tito Ortiz finally dead!
First off I think Tito is a great fighter and has beat great fighters e.g. Belfort and Wandy.
In the last 5 years Tito has lost only to the two most prized, well hyped and talented fighters in the UFC (Chuck and Randy), everyone else he has beaten convincingly (except rashad).
Not only this but Tito Ortiz is a poster boy for the UFC and is one of their biggest money draws.
Therefore it surprises me greatly that Tito being a well known and top UFC LHW isnt being talked about at all by anyone as being a contender, fighting a contender or fighting any of the big pride names in a UFC vs Pride way.
I would personally love to see Tito fight Shogun or Wandy again but there just doesnt seem to be any want for it.
I think Tito losing to Rashad and there being a quick rematch was the worst thing that could have happened to him.
Due to the result of that fight Tito has missed out on a huge amount of potential publicity in all this UFC vs Pride promotions and his name seems to be little more than a memory with names like Shogun, Wanderlai Silva, Chuck Liddell, Dan Henderson and Rampage Jackson floating around.
I say Tito needs to mix it up with some of the top former Pride guys and show everyone if he still has the ability to mix it up with the big boys. Otherwise he's just going to fade into obscurity.
What do you guys think?