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Tito Ortiz: When I fight Little Nogueira, it will not be my last UFC fight

By Zach Arnold | December 20, 2010

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Interview courtesy of fighthubtv.com.

“How do you think you’re going to fare against him?”

“I’ll be fighting Little Nog in March in the UFC and my hands are full, as always. Everyone you fight in the UFC is tough, you know? I recently lost a decision to Matt Hamill. I’m kind of bitter and bummed about it, but back to the gym, you know, a week after the fight, lick my wounds, healed myself, and get back in the gym but I think it’s going back to my main base and that’s wrestling. I’m hungry. I want to fight. Little Nog is one of the best guys in the world, a ranked fighter and you know he’s great with his hands, great with his wrestling, and great with his jiu-jitsu and it’s just one of those things. I just got to prepare and do the right things to make the fight go my way and, you know, fight my ass off and entertain as I do in each and every one of my fights.”

“Dana White recently said in an interview that this was your last shot, your last chance in the UFC. How do you feel about that? You feel any added pressure?”

“Um, no, there’s no added pressure at all. You know, I’m going to fight no matter what. You know, in his mind, uh, it may be my last fight. Nah, not at all. I’m going to continue fighting. Win, lose, or draw, I’m fighting no matter what. You know, I’m healthy, man. I got a new back, I got a new neck, you know I went through major back surgery, major neck surgery, and I wouldn’t have gone through that if I wasn’t serious about my career. You know I’m only 36 years. I believe I still have at least three or four more years of solid fighting and when I start getting knocked out in each one of my fights, then it’s time for me to hang ‘em up. But, you know, I’ve never been knocked out unconscious, ever. After every one of my losses I’ve always stood to my feet and I’ve always given a hell of a fight every time I’ve fought. Even the last three, four fights that have been decisions. You know I lost a split decision to Forrest (Griffin) that I thought I beat him. You know I [had a draw] to Rashad Evans. In my last match against Matt Hamill I made a couple of mistakes and did not defend the takedown. That’s my fault for not wrestling and like I said I come out, I fight, I entertain, I sell tickets and I go out and I entertain as I do. I put my heart on the line every time I fight so this is far from my last fight but I’m going to win so Dana (White) will have nothing to worry about.”

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7 Responses to “Tito Ortiz: When I fight Little Nogueira, it will not be my last UFC fight”

  1. [...] Tito says he is far from finished in mixed martial arts. He tells FightHubTV.com (transcribed via Fight Opinion) that he’s going to continue fighting for another 3-4 years, win, lose or draw. Dana White [...]

  2. david m says:

    Tito Ortiz hasn’t been relevant in mma since 2006. Delete.

  3. Nick says:

    Does anybody hope it IS Tito’s last fight? He had his run but it’s time for Tito to step down.

  4. edub says:

    Funny, I actually think tito wins this fight.

  5. David M says:

    I really want to see Koscheck v Tito; I think Josh would beat him.

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