Tito Ortiz spoke to MMAWeekly.com and confirmed that he is 99% sure that he will not be re-signing with the UFC and that an announcement as to where he will be fighting next could come as early as the end of the September:
“Most likely I’m not going with the UFC, that’s about 99% sure that that’s not happening,” said Ortiz in an exclusive interview with MMAWeekly.com. “I’ve got to be thankful for Lorenzo (Fertitta), what he gave me to this point, but it’s too bad that they have a president the way he is, just hot headed the way he is, takes everything personal and I wash my hands clean.
“I did as much as I possibly could for them, and they did as much as they possibly could for me.”
The new deal is still being finalized according to Ortiz, but he expects the announcement to happen by the end of the month, putting to rest his free agency and starting the next chapter of the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy.”