Friday, August 12, 2022

Ortiz Talks Decision Loss To Griffin, Going Out On His Shield

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ and the most recent induction to the UFC Hall Of Fame, Tito Ortiz, fought for the final time last night at UFC 148, losing to Forrest Griffin via decision, and following the event talked to the media about the loss and the end of his career:

“I went out on my shield as true warriors do.”

“I wasn't looking to score the fight. I was looking to finish the fight. I thought I dropped him a few times. I took him down to the ground. Forrest was pitter-pattering. I have no respect for his punching. He threw punches, and nothing hurt.”

“I fought my heart out. I fought my soul out. I fought the way I wanted to fight. I gave everything out there. After the fight was over, I had nothing left. We got 'Fight of the Night,' and I have no regrets. I went out, I fought with my soul, my heart. Every one of my fights I do. Forrest fought a good fight, pitter-patter. I was trying to kill him. Maybe I should have taken a little bit of steam off of them, but when you fight with emotions as I do, [expletive] happens. I went out, and I thought I won.”

“I think I did what I wanted to do in the sport. I have no regrets. I'm done.”

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