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Sunday, Sep 20, 2015

Report: Tito Ortiz Undecided on Future

Tito Ortiz (left) and Liam McGeary exchanging strikes (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

After failing to secure Bellator’s light-heavyweight title last night at “Dynamite”, Tito Ortiz says he isn’t sure what’s next for the 40 year-old fighter.

Ortiz was forced to tap-out to a highlight reel, inverted triangle-choke from champion Liam McGeary on Saturday, which snapped the vet’s two fight winning streak.

Following the San Jose card, Ortiz was asked about his future, and here is some of what the former UFC champ had to say (quote via MMA Junkie.com):

“As far as me coming back, I’ll wait (to make a decision),” Ortiz said. “I’m going to chill for a bit. I think I’m just going to enjoy this time right now. I missed out on the summer. I missed out on a lot of time with my family. And I’m 40 years old, man. I’ve been doing this sh-t for 18-and-a-half years. …

“(I’m going to) let my body heal a little bit – (and) let my mind heal a little bit. I still love training. But I just want to hang out with my kids, wake up with them, take them to school, be a dad for a bit – (have) me and my girl Amber enjoy life for a little bit.”

With the loss, Ortiz’s record fell to 18-12-1. McGeary, meanwhile, moved his to 11-0.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:18 am
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