Tito Ortiz was talking a lot about retirement leading up to his fight with Lil Nog, but talking about hanging ’em up and actually doing it are two very different things. After going down in a hail of haymakers to a solid body shot, Tito revealed he has one more fight on his UFC contract and he’d love it if the UFC would let him have it with Forrest Griffin.
Interestingly enough, Forrest Griffin is also talking about retirement, and if fighting Tito is something the fans want to see, then he’s down:
“If people will pay to see that fight then I’ll get paid to fight that fight,” Griffin said on FoxSportsRadio920. “But do people want to see it?”
Griffin, who’s only 32 years old, surprised listeners by admitting that his career could be coming to an end shortly.
“For me, now I’m realizing that I don’t have much left. This is the end of the road me. I want a couple more fight fights. Good ones. Fights where I don’t get knocked out in the first round,” laughed Griffin. “Fights where I like get hurt, bleed a little, but I kind of like rally. Something of that nature.”
Well, Tito isn’t likely to knock Forrest out in the first, even with Griffin’s shot chin. As for it being a fight fans want … well, the first two weren’t exactly barnburners and Ortiz / Griffin 2 has extra psychic negativity attached to it because it was the unworthy replacement for a scrapped Brock Lesnar / Shane Carwin fight. But in the context of it being a retirement fight, it ain’t bad. I just don’t believe the person who manages to get the W will actually go through with the deed.