Tito Ortiz: UFC trying to erase me from history

 

Tito Ortiz carried the UFC and the light heavyweight division on his shoulder for years as the sport emerged to main stream. Ortiz won the UFC light heavyweight title in 2000 and defended it six times before losing it Randy Couture in 2003.

Ortiz would stay relevant in the light heavyweight division, earning another title shot in 2006, but was eventually released from the UFC after losing six of his last seven bouts.

Last night after the UFC 172 main event, the UFC posted a graphic showing the most wins by a UFC light heavyweight in history, which as Ortiz tweeted, he was missing from:

 

 

 

 

Ortiz did have fifteen wins in his UFC career, however him not being including in that list is likely due to the fact that light heavyweight division wasn't introduced until after UFC 31, and his fights were considered 'middleweight.'

Regardless, Ortiz's accomplishments at 205 were notable and despite his current relationship with the UFC, they should be noted.

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Confines site profile image  

4/28/14 10:12 AM by Confines

Nah he watches at hooters.

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

4/27/14 11:46 PM by duckhuntgangsta

Well good for Tito. He got a lot of attention and further showed he has no idea what he's talking about...ever...

nobones site profile image  

4/27/14 11:32 PM by nobones

Tito's first legit lhw fight was in 2001 against Elvis Sinosic in UFC 32. His title fight with Frank Shamrock was at 199 lbs. The UFC didn't realign the weight classes in accordance with the NJAC until 2001 with UFC 31. Starting from UFC 32 Tito has 9 wins at the recognized 205 lb. lhw weight class.

nobones site profile image  

4/27/14 11:21 PM by nobones

Also the fact I isn't factually correct. Tito fought in the middleweight division at the start of his career and lost the middleweight title shot to Frank Shamrock. It was a different weight class limit and everything.

Colboyo site profile image  

4/27/14 11:05 PM by Colboyo

Based on the anecdotal evidence, Tito has 9 wins at 205.

Fed site profile image  

4/27/14 7:28 PM by Fed

Once you've been Champion once, your champion for life, you deluded offensive motherfucker

Non N00B site profile image  

4/27/14 7:01 PM by Non N00B

FUTA1, you forgot to log into your old name

Los Angeles site profile image  

4/27/14 5:04 PM by Los Angeles

Tito Ortiz will always be a legend. What he did for the sport will always be remembered.

The Winter Soldier site profile image  

4/27/14 4:56 PM by The Winter Soldier

Tito is still the man.

zackthewop site profile image  

4/27/14 3:29 PM by zackthewop

Maybe I am Jake shields