Sara Perkins sent along the following:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT FROM TITO ORTIZ RESPONDING TO QUERIES ABOUT WHAT HE IS DOING NOW AND WHEN/WHO HE PLANS TO FIGHT NEXT
Huntington Beach, CA– (October 11, 2007) — As always, it's been great to hear from so many fans who are eager to know about my next match.
Right now I am totally focused on training. I have always had a reputation for being the best prepared fighter in any match I've ever entered, and I intend to maintain that reputation.
I'm currently working very closely with the UFC to plan my next fight, which you can be sure will not disappoint my fans. It looks like I will fight again in early 2008, and when I do I will be 100% prepared to crush my opponent.
During training breaks I'm busy running my active sportswear business Punishment Athletics (www.punishment.com), which has just had its most successful year, and with the two causes that I support — our U.S. troops and children in need. I hope there will be an announcement very soon about a new effort that I'm involved with for kids that I think all of my fans will want to get behind. I'm also planning to follow-up my visit with our troops in Iraq this summer with a return trip before the end of the year.
About Tito Ortiz
Jacob “Tito” Ortiz is a legendary MMA fighter. His career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization where he was Light-Heavyweight champion and became one of the UFC’s shining stars. A native of Huntington Beach, CA, Ortiz is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” and is admired as both a colorful showman and talented athlete. His acting ability and charisma have earned him roles in several films and TV series, including an appearance on the CBS TV series “NUMB3RS.” He donates significant time to charitable work, makes appearances to support the U.S. troops and children in need. He also heads the successful sportswear firm, Punishment Athletics.