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Tuesday, 06/12/2012, 04:52 pm

Tito Ortiz To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame Before Farewell Bout At UFC 148 | UFC NEWS

It seems as though Tito Ortiz’s inevitable induction into the UFC Hall Of Fame has to wait no longer. Prior to his upcoming bout against Forest Griffin at UFC 148, Ortiz will become the ninth person inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

After the UFC 150 press conference, Dana White spoke with reporters on Ortiz’s contributions and his history with the Huntington Beach Bad Boy.

“He pound for pound was doing some of the most damage at a time when we were hurting,” said White. “But it’s part of our history the way the storylines played out between me, Chuck and Tito. He’s definitely a part of the history of the sport.”

Ortiz will go into the hall at the UFC Fan expo the weekend of the UFC 148 event.

There has always been controversy surrounding the outspoken and popular fighter. There have been multiple stories of his beef with Dana White in the past and it has been well known Ortiz was not always easy to get along with.

When White was asked how their relationship is now, both White and Ortiz have seemed to grow up and move on from the situation.
“Yeah (we’re good),” said White. “I have no beef with Tito.”

Love him or hate him, Ortiz is a Hall of Famer and this is a very well deserved induction into a prestigious class.

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11 Comments to Tito Ortiz To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame Before Farewell Bout At UFC 148 | UFC NEWS

  1. ry tay says:

    deserves it big time. i’ll miss him, kung foo and all.

    • Mike cannon jr. says:

      Was the poster boy… For the UFC for years…. Their biggest … Pitch…. I remember … Getting a recorded phone message.. Phone call from Tito Ortiz reminding me .. Not to miss his fight….was years ago…lol… In fact… Usta get UFC postcards…reminding me of the upcoming UFC…!.. With Tito Ortiz … Zuffa owes him alot more than the hall of fame..

  2. Clay says:

    Liked or disliked he was a popular guy and a true legend of the sport. Loved the gnp.

  3. jones says:

    i dont know how i feel about him being in the hall of fame,,i dont like him,,i thin he is shit…he was a coward of a champion.and i will never forget the way he ducked liddell for so long..even when he wAS top tear he was still cowardly..i guess he did help start the sport

  4. maurice says:

    never liked tito much. but always tuned into his fights. i realized how much i liked him deep down when he caught ryan bader with that right hand. i lost it. pleaded with the gods to allow tito to finish the choke. when bader tapped everyone went crazy. won of the most crowd pleasing wins in a long time. tito deserves the recognition. good for tito. only one Huntington beach badboy.

  5. Bjj BB says:

    Not a fan of his fighting style but i always liked watching hos fights, he promoted the hell out of the ufc to da main streem fans so he gets all da respect in da world from me, as in him being a coward? We will never know da truth about what went down with liddle, he says he thought they were friends, liddle says he was scared, really who cares cause they fought twice at the perfect time the ufc needed it for the new fans of the sport, he is the 1st ground and pound champ and held the belt the longest in the lhw class for the longest time, he is 100% deserving of being in the hall of fame!! With guys like tito when it started getting popular we may not be mma fans yet!

  6. Bjj BB says:

    Without guys like tito to make the sport popular, we may not even be watching mma yet!

  7. B-rad says:

    i like ol titer always liked to watch him fight back in the day…. droppin elbow sammiches on ken shamrocks roided ass face!!

  8. Xaninho says:

    Good for him! It’s a well-deserved spot in the Hall of Fame.

  9. spades says:

    Good for him but I also feel Evan Tanner should be there,

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