Monday, November 28, 2022

Griffin, Ortiz Call Each Other Out

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

It's likely only a matter of time before a light heavyweight match up is made between former light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin as the two continue to discuss the possibility of matching up this summer.

Ortiz, who has gone on record to state that he will be retiring this July has shown interest in match ups against Chuck Liddell(already retired) and Forrest Griffin with the preference shifting towards Griffin over the last few weeks.

Ortiz was a guest on HDNet's Inside MMA and also discussed the fight:

“Forrest, you know I deserve it, man. Step up. Let's do this. It's an awesome fight for you. I lost my last one. You lost your last one. Let's do this — unless your scared!”

Griffin has also shown interest in the bout with Ortiz and explained why:

“He knows better than that. You know what's funny about me and Tito? The truth is we each consider the other an easy fight. For me, that's the perfect 'get right' fight. Coming back from a bad loss and beating Tito Ortiz up? No problem. For Tito, he's thinking, 'Forrest ain't that good. He's getting old, prematurely. This is a great way to go out, with a win over Forrest!' So, I think it's a beautiful match up because we both think of the other as an easy fight.”

“Wanna know how fights get done now? If enough people get on Twitter, it'll happen. If enough people get on Twitter and tell 'em that's what they want, that's what's gonna happen. It has to be done.”

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