Originally Posted by Evil Ash
Tito lost due to cardio.
First of all, I'm not a Frank Shamrock nuthugger, by any stretch of the imagination. But I'm really, really, really starting to get sick of all the TITO ORTIZ: 'CARDIO FREAK' bullshit. Where have we even seen evidence of his cardio being all that great? He sure as hell looked gassed agains Chuck last time.
He didn't lose to Frank only because of cardio, not matter what UFC says to try and sell their former champ as a contender. Fact is Frank was better standing, outworked him on the ground despite the takedowns, and ended up beating his head in.
But we always hear the story about how "Ortiz vowed he'd never gas again!" What evidence have we ever, ever seen that his cardio's so damn superior to anyone else's?
I don't blame UFC for using the whole thing as a backstory to help lend an aura to a popular fighter. But I think a lot of fans know it's just a line. At least I hope so.