Originally Posted by POINDEXTER
The criticism of Tito has been that he lost his desire to be at the top level of the fight game and he was more concerned with fashioning himself as a business man. I can't disagree with this. Now, a few weeks before the fight and before the end of his contract Tito is talking about how reinvested in the sport he's become, how he will revive his team, and much of a fighter he still is. I don't really buy it, other than that he is marketing himself and positioning himself to try to get the best deal from whatever half-assed organization that will sign him. His traveling reality show that he's been promoting couldn't sound more gimmicky and I really believe his heart is not in the fight game anymore. The last fights against Chuck and Rashad proved that, and his fights with Shamrock were merely a hype machine and money making scheme that imitated the WWE. He doesn't like to get hit anymore - that's for sure - and he's fighting at the most at 70% of his former prowess. He may try to go out with a bang, but I think his goals no longer coincide with actual fighting.
I agree with this 100%. Tito is trying to get all the hype behind him because it's been gone for a while. He hasn't seemed dedicated in a while and if he's "rededicating himself" then where the fuck has his dedication been? I think everyones big beef with Tito, or at least mine, is the fact that he doesn't seem like his focus is on fighting anymore. With that being the case, he shouldn't be bitching about his pay.