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    Tito Ortiz Will Be Inducted Into UFC Hall of Fame Prior to UFC 148

    http://www.mmaweekly.com/tito-ortiz-...ior-to-ufc-148


    Tito Ortiz will call it a career at UFC 148, but before he faces Forrest Griffin in the cage he will be honored as the ninth person inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

    UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.

    Following the UFC 150 press conference in Denver, White spoke to MMAWeekly.com about Ortiz’s contributions to the sport, and how he was really the face of the UFC in the darkest days when finding fans to watch was still a tough proposition.

    “He pound for pound was doing some of the most damage at a time when we were hurting,” said White. “But it’s part of our history the way the storylines played out between me, Chuck and Tito. He’s definitely a part of the history of the sport.”

    The plan is for Ortiz to officially be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at the UFC Fan Expo the weekend of UFC 148.

    During his career with the UFC, Ortiz won and defended the light heavyweight title a record five times, while also amassing 26 total fights inside the Octagon.

    Often controversial, but always a fighter fans paid to see fight, Ortiz decided after his last bout against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to compete in the UFC one last time and then call it a career.

    As far as Ortiz’s colorful past with White, it’s no secret that they have seen the best of times and the worst of times, but as he heads into his final bout with the promotion, there is no more bad blood.

    “Yeah (we’re good),” said White. “I have no beef with Tito.”

    Ortiz becomes the ninth person inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame and the first since former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was inducted back in 2010.


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    well thats just real nice

    Jenna will have to dress classy that day and Ken Shamrock will have to watch from afar to be sure he doesnt get KO'd by accident

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    He is not a Hall of Famer.

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    well defending the title 5 times is pretty impressive no

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    well defending the title 5 times is pretty impressive no
    Name the opponents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo_Pop View Post
    He is not a Hall of Famer.
    sure he is

    At one point in time he WAS the UFC. Nobody was more popular than him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo_Pop View Post
    Name the opponents.
    the ones available. He was a trailblazer.

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    Yuki Kondo, Evan Tanner, Elvis Sinosic, Vladimir Matyushenko, and Ken Shamrock.

    Three middleweights, a journeyman and an old, washed-up, Ken Shamrock. Get the fuck out of here!

    That's who be defended the belt before he lost to the old man Couture. He ducked Liddell like the plague and some how missed fighting Kevin Randleman, and Vitor due to injury.

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    i have hated jacob ortiz since day one glad to see that hype machine retire . WAR griffin
    jon hess was a good fighter he needs to come back

    "im jon hess im from the safta fighting center im here to break people" - jon hess before beating andy anderson at ufc 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo_Pop View Post
    Yuki Kondo, Evan Tanner, Elvis Sinosic, Vladimir Matyushenko, and Ken Shamrock.

    Three middleweights, a journeyman and an old, washed-up, Ken Shamrock. Get the fuck out of here!

    That's who be defended the belt before he lost to the old man Couture. He ducked Liddell like the plague and some how missed fighting Kevin Randleman, and Vitor due to injury.
    He beat wanderlei


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    anyone who doesnt think he deserves recognition is a TUF N00b blow-in or is confusing Tito now with Tito then. And it's not about "who he defended his title against" - it's about his contribution to the UFC. There aren't a lot of fighters that have had as much of an impact as he has.

    Fuck the haters, as the cool kids say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    anyone who doesnt think he deserves recognition is a TUF N00b blow-in or is confusing Tito now with Tito then. And it's not about "who he defended his title against" - it's about his contribution to the UFC. There aren't a lot of fighters that have had as much of an impact as he has.

    Fuck the haters, as the cool kids say.
    I disliked Tito for a long time, but he deserves to be there. He brought a lot of recognition to MMA. The guy hasnt been relevent since 2006 yet he has never been on the undercard. Why is that, because of name recognition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchie View Post
    He beat wanderlei
    And a well earned lay-N-pray decision it was.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchie View Post
    I disliked Tito for a long time, but he deserves to be there. He brought a lot of recognition to MMA. The guy hasnt been relevent since 2006 yet he has never been on the undercard. Why is that, because of name recognition.

    This kind of thinking is what has Kim Kardashian on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    anyone who doesnt think he deserves recognition is a TUF N00b blow-in or is confusing Tito now with Tito then. And it's not about "who he defended his title against" - it's about his contribution to the UFC. There aren't a lot of fighters that have had as much of an impact as he has.

    Fuck the haters, as the cool kids say.
    Give me a badge that says TUFF N00b on it, then. Just as long at it says "Tito Ain't No Hall of Famer!" somewhere on there, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchie View Post
    He beat wanderlei
    Oh why did I have to click on this thread?

    You know Tito ran until he accidentally ended up on top after ducking a punch, then displayed one of the all-time great lay-n-prays in UFC history.

    After that night refs started bringing stagnant fights to the stand-up position... which, now that I think about it, would have to make that fight one of Tito's greatest gifts to the sport of mma.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo_Pop View Post
    Give me a badge that says TUFF N00b on it, then. Just as long at it says "Tito Ain't No Hall of Famer!" somewhere on there, too.
    LOL




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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo_Pop View Post
    Give me a badge that says TUFF N00b on it, then. Just as long at it says "Tito Ain't No Hall of Famer!" somewhere on there, too.
    *TUF

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimmer View Post
    Oh why did I have to click on this thread?

    You know Tito ran until he accidentally ended up on top after ducking a punch, then displayed one of the all-time great lay-n-prays in UFC history.

    After that night refs started bringing stagnant fights to the stand-up position... which, now that I think about it, would have to make that fight one of Tito's greatest gifts to the sport of mma.
    SO Tito can be consider an innovator of the sport, put him in the builders category.


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