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Friday, 02/10/2012, 09:18 am

Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz III Being Looked At For Mid 2012


In the latest example of “ask and you shall receive” matchmaking by the UFC, a light-heavyweight bout between two former champions is in the works for a yet to be determined event later this year.

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin apparently will get their wish and get a chance to complete their trilogy, according to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta.

The two former chances each hold a win a piece against each other and will look to prove once and for all who the better fighter is.

The two first fought at UFC 59 and Ortiz was able to best the rising Griffin at the time. However as the years past the two faced off in a rematch and in the second installment of this series it was Forrest Griffin who won the contest. Both fights where decided by close split-decisions.

Tito hasn’t had the best run in the UFC as of late. In fact the former champion is only 1-6-1 in his last eight contests. While he has definitely lost a lot more than he has won in recent years, his losses come at the hands of the divisions elite and all-former champions. He recently bounced back from a string of losses against Ryan Bader only to have that resurgence halted at the hands of Rashad Evans just a month later.

On the verge of retirement Ortiz asked to complete the trilogy with Griffin for his last professional contest.

Griffin, who is coming off a brutal loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Brazil took to idea and started campaigning for the trilogy match as well.

With the two fighters in agreement and the UFC now confirming its likelihood this bout should be a lock.

Stay tuned for an update as we discover when and where this fight takes place.

Read More: Tito Ortiz (News), Forrest Griffin (News), MMA Trilogies

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10 Comments to Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz III Being Looked At For Mid 2012

  1. Mo says:

    Winner gets to punch Jenna Jameson in the face, the loser gets to bone her!

  2. OLSI says:

    If Tito loses it will be devastating. His last fight was horrendous, both guys brought a lot to the Sport and its sad to see them washed up this bad. I think this time Tito will edge it bc his back is against the wall while forrest won couple fights before dropping to Shogun. If Tito wins and its a really good fight he should retire with whatever pride he has left

  3. Shaundi says:

    man, this is going to be really bad if Forrest loses…

  4. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    They should make it an event for UFC on Fox.

  5. danriverapv says:

    DANA HAVE THE FINAL FIGHT AT FOX AGAIN AT ANAHEIM WHERE IS STARTED!

  6. danriverapv says:

    shit, got so exited i typed that shit like a fuckin tard.
    LORENZO AND DANA IF YOU READ THIS
    CONSIDER A FOX ON FOX
    HAVE IT HELD IN AMAHEIM, FINISH IT WHERE THE TRILOGY STARTED!

  7. Mmafan says:

    Forrest put it best, this fight is awesome because they both see each other as easy match ups. Will be nice to see Tito go out on a rubber match. His career was made on rivalry.

  8. Mac says:

    win or lose still a future hall of famer

  9. steeler says:

    I hate this fight because both these guys are getting ready to retire

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