Tito wants to unretire, stop Jones

Monday, April 29, 2013

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?