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Tito Ortiz ready to “put (Forrest Griffin) through hell” at UFC 148

The first two times former light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin met the bouts resulted in a pair of Split Decisions with each man doing damage but neither turning in a dominant performance. This time around Ortiz feels things will play out differently given the additional motivation he’ll be entering the Octagon with at UFC 148.

Ortiz has stated the match-up will mark his final fight, capping off a fifteen-year career as one of the organization’s biggest stars.

The longtime “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” has been immersed in his camp at Big Bear where his dedication in the gym has led to a supreme confidence as was evident during the UFC Countdown special attached to the July 7 event.

“He kicks at me, I’m taking him down. He punches at me, I’m taking him down,” explained Ortiz. “He better learn how to get off the floor. I’m gonna destroy his face. He’s gonna feel what punishment is about. I’m gonna put him through hell.”

Even Griffin understands how dangerous Ortiz may be come showtime, explaining, “He knows it’s gonna be his last brawl. He’s taking it serious,” when approached on the topic of Ortiz’s attitude entering the fight.

Check out the complete Countdown segment below:

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5 COMMENTS
  • Lord Faust says:

    I think Hell is having it be the year 2012, and you’re fighting Tito Ortiz.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    i got some $$ on Tito for the KO

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  • “He kicks at me, I’m taking him down. He punches at me, I’m taking him down,” explained Ortiz. “He better learn how to get off the floor.”

    Since when has Tito has any OTHER game plan? And he should come up with a better one, this one didn serve him well in the last fight.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Forrest via body shot stoppage, just like Tito’s last two losses.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    But, in all honesty, I don’t care at all about this fight. Not at all. It’s the total inverse of the main event; I have no investment in either of these guys, and this fight means nothing in the bigger picture.

    Forrest used to be a sure bet for an entertaining scrap, but I can’t remember the last fight of his I enjoyed watching. (I didn’t mind seeing Silva and Shogun beat him up, but the fights themselves were… Let’s go with “not competitive” for the sake of politeness.)

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