7th of July, 2012 at UFC 148, Tito Ortiz will step inside the octagon for his final bout against Forrest Griffin and fans of Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC will never see the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion strutting his stuff inside the ring again and his opponent for the night sat down in an interview with UFC.com where he stated that with all the hype surrounding the fight, most people have seemingly forgotten about the past of Ortiz.
He went on to add that during the two or three years he was the champion in the division, there was hardly any athlete who was close enough to him in the entire company, he was almost untouchable. He stated that Tito had been a champion when he hadn’t started fighting professionally and was making money by fighting for around $ 400 in the streets.
The match between Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz will be the third time that they will have squared off inside the ring with the scores tied at one apiece, and although Griffin acknowledged the fact that the skills of Ortiz had waned over the years, he admitted that he still has the fire power left in him to beat anyone inside the ring and that is probably the legacy of The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.
Speaking about his career, Griffin stated that although Ortiz is past his prime, he still can compete and beat any fighter inside the ring and although they have faced each other twice and are equal counts with regards to victories, Griffin said that there are some things that will still be difficult to deal with.
And although Forrest Griffin doesn’t expect an easy match, he wants to give Ortiz the best send off possible by pushing him to the limits in his final bow.