|Posted by Nyla Cervantes on October 5, 2010 at 3:54 PM|
Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson at the MTV Video Music Awards,September 12, 2010
LESNER vs. VELASQUEZ!!! Ehh. We’ve got an impressive fight card coming our way from Anaheim in a couple of weeks and we’re in for some impressive wrestling, Ladies and Gentlemen!
UFC 121 will see Tito Ortiz return to the octagon for the first time since his loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2. Ortiz will be fighting Matt Hamill, his first pick fighter during his first stint as team coach on The Ultimate Fighter 3: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock.
Matt Hamill has proven himself to be much more than an amazing wrestler since his time on TUF, but it seems as though the Huntington Beach Bad Boy may be underestimating the young fighter that he himself had recognized such potential in.
Do you remember the days when Tito would hide out for months at Big Bear before a fight, training at high altitude, living only for physical and mental conditioning? Unfortunately I think we’ve seen the last of “vintage” Ortiz, as he seems to be more concerned with posing for red carpet photo-ops.
Tito Ortiz is a great fighter, and one of the names the UFC was built on. When he decides to hang it up I sincerely hope he coaches full-time because he knows how to build a strong and successful fighter. While he may not be the same caliber fighter he once was, I’m very much looking forward to this match and I’m sure we’ll get nothing less than the world class wrestling they’re both known for.