Forrest Griffin has had an up-and-down career since winning the UFC light heavyweight title from Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Perhaps based on his struggles with consistency, Griffin’s next opponent, Tito Ortiz, believes that the former winner of The Ultimate Fighter will be retiring after he defeats him in the co-main event of UFC 148.
The Ortiz-Griffin fight is the final bout for Ortiz, as he has announced his pending retirement. Griffin, though, made some remarks that have “The People’s Champion” believing Griffin will be hanging it up too. Griffin has previously said that he would “retire from life” if he falls to Ortiz.
“It looks like he better put on his retirement shoes cause it’s going to be an exciting fight and I plan on having my hand raised,” said Ortiz, during a recent interview with MMAWeekly.
“Maybe it’s time for Forrest to retire; maybe he wants to retire,” Ortiz said. “Maybe he’s just letting everybody know that he’s going to retire. For me, I know I’m retiring, but it’s an idea.”
Ortiz will also be inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame during the weekend of the fight. The two have split their previous pair of fights with Griffin winning the most recent one.
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