Ortiz targets quick return from broken neck


Tito Ortiz was scheduled to make his Bellator debut in a PPV bout versus Rampage Jackson, unfortunately a serious neck injury forced him out of the bout. Although the injury was considered not only career threatening, but life threatening, Ortiz believes he will be back training in six weeks and still intends to return to the cage:

This week, Ortiz tweeted out to his followers that he's planning on making a return to fighting. And it's sooner than you'd think:

"Ppl I will have 100% recovery & will be back n the gym in 6 weeks.I'm a fighter & I love competition. I was doing great n training but accident do happen. Just time to reshuffle the deck & deal another hand. #positiveminded"

While I respect Ortiz's optimism, he's gotta stop. Stop talking about fighting. Stop talking about making (another) comeback. Stop calling it an accident. Just stop.

And understand, I say all of this not out of malice but out of respect. A respect for what he once was, not the man he's trying to be. And I recognize that there very much is a difference between the two.

Please don't misread these comments, I'm an Ortiz fan.

But what he's doing now just reeks of desperation. He's a literal broken man who is just trying to cling onto past accomplishments for dear life. Maybe it's that he's never been anything but a fighter, but he just can't give up on the idea of being in the spotlight.

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allforroy site profile image  

11/4/13 2:25 PM by allforroy

Best Underground Blog thread title ever.

Cann site profile image  

11/4/13 2:07 PM by Cann

Hang them up Tito!

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

11/3/13 9:19 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

I think you were right

jpm995 site profile image  

11/3/13 8:22 PM by jpm995

Don't tell that to the People's Champ [Lil Nog].

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11/3/13 7:38 PM by duckhuntgangsta


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11/3/13 7:37 PM by duckhuntgangsta

I watched his again: from his stink at TUF:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-StIG_0R_n4Chuck: "No one should ever let this guy fight again"

Hong Kong Phooey site profile image  

11/3/13 10:32 AM by Hong Kong Phooey

in 4 ug responzes

SonOfThePeepHole site profile image  

11/3/13 9:48 AM by SonOfThePeepHole

Cracked skullBroken neckBack surgery

liquidrob site profile image  

11/3/13 8:57 AM by liquidrob

After last night, I think Tito should fight King MoMo isnt winning the LHW title like they would have liked, but he can still be in fights with Tito and Rampage because those guys wont do the tournament