Tito Ortiz, one of the greatest UFC/MMA fighters of all-time.
As Tito Ortiz prepares to conclude his MMA career at UFC 148, he will do so as the latest inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame (HOF), a spot he earned for all he has given to the sport that he has fought in for the majority of his adult life.
To start a MMA career at 22-years-old in 1997 was risky. Few had confidence it would last and those that did went through several years of financial worries. Yet, Ortiz lingered on and became a label for the sport.
For 14 years, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” never left the UFC, making him one of the final few of a generation. Along the way, he racked up several records.
After winning the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship once, Ortiz would defend it a successful and record-breaking five times for that weight class. Also, he will surpass his own record for most fights inside the UFC, currently at 27, when he enters the Octagon for the final time on July 7.
After initially losing the c...