“When you have a dream and you set your goals, you can achieve anything.”-Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz fought his last UFC bout on Saturday night.

Ortiz’s opponent was Forest Griffin, and their fight was the co-main event of UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

USA Today reported, “Despite a gutsy effort that saw him continue to push forward throughout the 15-minute affair (and with little regard to his obvious fatigue), Ortiz wound up on the losing end of a unanimous decision.”

After the fight, Ortiz told reporters, “I went out on my shield as true warriors do…. I fought my heart out. I fought my soul out. I fought the way I wanted to fight. I gave everything out there.”

The thirty-seven-year-old had been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame earlier that day.

Jeff Savage, author of Xtreme Athletes: Tito Ortiz, wrote, “[Ortiz] was the poster boy for the UFC’s rise to prominence and will be remembered as perhaps the most colorful personality in its history.”

Reflecting on his career as an ultimate fighter, Ortiz said, “I think I did what I wanted to do in the sport. I have no regrets. I’m done.”

Adrianne Loggins
Associate Editor

For more information about Tito Ortiz and his career as an ultimate fighter, check out Jeff Savage’s Xtreme Athletes: Tito Ortiz (ISBN 9781599351841)

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