Matyushenko still hopeful for rematch with Tito Ortiz


Although Matyushenko added that generally speaking he’s “skeptical” about fighters who pick and choose their opponents, he did relay that there is one loss he is still hoping to avenge

Tito Ortiz would be good,” said Matyushenko, who lost to Ortiz by unanimous decision at UFC 33 in 2001. “He’s at that point in his career and I think it would be a good fight. I think a lot of fans would want to see that fight, so that would be good, but again, I don’t really want to pick and choose. I put it in the hands of the UFC. I think it’s almost cheating or chicken not to take fights. If someone’s willing to fight me I’ll fight.”

But what about the fact that Ortiz says he plans on retiring, after he fights Forrest Griffin for a third time at UFC 148 on July 7th?

“I think it’s still a possibility,” said Matyushenko. “In our case, it’s not just the will to fight but being able to as far as if he’s healthy, and if the timing is good, I think it’s very possible.”

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bearockbrobama site profile image  

6/22/12 3:15 PM by bearockbrobama

He dais he'd take Lil Nog also

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6/22/12 2:52 PM by When in Rome

I'd watch; interesting that after all these years that's the rematch Vladdy's calling for.

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6/21/12 6:46 PM by Nick Fury

anythings possible in MMA!!

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6/21/12 5:17 PM by Malvert the Janitor

I did? Oh wait....There needs to be a seniors league eventually. Oh, and fuck TRT!

Motivated Penn site profile image  

6/21/12 4:49 PM by Motivated Penn

If Matyushenko boxes like he did against Brilz, I pity the fool who stands and trades with him!!!!!!

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6/21/12 4:28 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 i hope forrest pulls out and vladdy steps in

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6/21/12 4:24 PM by cupertrooper

The Janitor needs to clean house

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6/21/12 1:12 PM by Hong Kong Phooey

 oh yes

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6/21/12 1:07 PM by standupwarrior

Please make this happen