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Ortiz wants rubber match with Griffin

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10:14 AM ET 07.03 | Tito Ortiz did what most assumed was next to impossible last night by not only defeating, but finishing Ryan Bader in the first round of their main card bout. "I gave Dana [White] his opportunity to find someone to beat me, and it didn't work," Ortiz said in a postfight interview with UFC.com. As for what's next for Ortiz, he noted that it was out of his hands, but would like a rubber match with an old rival. "Give me my shot at one of the guys I thought that I beat already in Forrest Griffin," he said. "[The judges] gave him a split decision, so give me another chance at him."

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July 3, 2011  01:43 PM ET

Baba Booey!

July 3, 2011  04:52 PM ET

Fair enough

July 4, 2011  11:23 AM ET

not interested in any Ortiz debacle

July 4, 2011  12:14 PM ET

I watched the fights on Saturday and while he won, Tito is getting carried away with the win. It was a combination of a lucky punch and Bader's weak chin.
I wouldn't be too quick to say Ortiz is back.

July 4, 2011  11:31 PM ET

Tito would probably win in the rubber match. But him complaining about the judges giving Forrest their second match up is ridiculous. The judges gave him their first match up, and he didn't win. So it's a wash. He won (lost) the first time and lost (won) the second.

Maybe the judges won't **** up in the third fight and actually give it to the correct guy.

July 5, 2011  02:19 AM ET

let this fight be so white

July 5, 2011  12:26 PM ET

Man, my opinion of Bader could not POSSIBLY have dropped any harder.

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July 6, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Ortiz is washed up. Or just let Forrest destroy him!! and then he can fade away

 
July 6, 2011  02:51 PM ET

Nobody wants to see Ortiz vs. Griffin III. I'd rather see Chuck come out of retirement to KO Tito one last time

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