Tito wants to unretire, stop Jones


It is hard to win the UFC world championship, and harder to keep it.

Saturday night UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tied the record of five consecutive successful title defenses set by Tito Ortiz on 11/22/2002 vs. Ken Shamrock.

Now Tito is tweeting he wants to keep his record from being broken.

Tito Ortiz@titoortiz
Well I may have to come out of retirement to beat @JonnyBones I can't let I'm beat my record. @Punishment99 #ufc159 #UFConXboxLIVE

As Tito went 1-7-1 his last eight years, the chances of unretiring into a title shot seem remote.

Further, Ortiz shortly afterwards tweeted that he has surgery coming up.

Tito Ortiz@titoortiz
On my way for pre op surgery for my knee. ACL and Mencius replacement. This is the easy part. Thanks to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta help

Still, who else is next for Jon Jones? And if Tito comes back, who would you like to see him fight?

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Enemies site profile image  

4/30/13 3:55 PM by Enemies

Man, you could give Tito a crossbow and the odds would still be in Jones' favor.

TSMontana site profile image  

4/29/13 7:47 PM by TSMontana

Well, Nancy placed second, and, in a fight, place second and you lose.

7titofan7 site profile image  

4/29/13 7:40 PM by 7titofan7

Would love to see it. It'll never happen but one can dream

MattyJ site profile image  

4/29/13 6:55 PM by MattyJ

In for Tito getting his world title back,

MahatmaPetey site profile image  

4/29/13 5:52 PM by MahatmaPetey

Tito plans to make Jon Jones the new Nancy Kerrigan.

Stone Rolled site profile image  

4/29/13 5:07 PM by Stone Rolled

No, just no.

Stea1th site profile image  

4/29/13 5:05 PM by Stea1th

No one right now in lhw is going to stop jones right now.Unless Cormier goes down or big country gets a few wins I don't see anyone even coming close. Only reason I say Roy is because the dude is touch as hell and probably the one striker that can probably knock jones out that can make it to lhw.

WhoShotYushinOkami site profile image  

4/29/13 4:55 PM by WhoShotYushinOkami

Tito is a funny guy!!!

sweepnchoke site profile image  

4/29/13 4:49 PM by sweepnchoke

That's probably the funniest thing I've ever heard Tito say, should quit while he's ahead and never speak in public again IMHO.

mikinoki site profile image  

4/29/13 4:48 PM by mikinoki

How manny Surgeryes Tito had by now!?He must be a cyborg by now;))see what I did there:)