Wish Granted: Ortiz vs. Griffin III in the Works

Tito Ortiz‘s wish was to get a third fight with Forrest Griffin before he retires.
Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin at UFC 106
It appears that wish has been granted.

According to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta, Ortiz will get Griffin for his final fight in the UFC, although a date and location have yet to be determined.

Fertitta went on a fan answering frenzy via Twitter late Thursday night. When he was asked who was next for Forrest Griffin, he simply answered “Tito.”

Ortiz has said candidly that he would like to fight in the UFC one more time before he calls it a career, and he wants that fight to be against Forrest Griffin.

The two former light heavyweight champions have battled twice in the past with each of them holding a win over the other. A third and final fight for Ortiz’s last fight ever seems fitting.

Ortiz last competed at UFC 140 in Toronto where he lost by TKO to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. It was the former champion’s second loss in a row after dropping to current top contender Rashad Evans in August 2011.

Forrest Griffin will also be looking to get back on the winning track after a loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last August at UFC 134 in Brazil.

The UFC owner didn’t set a date for Ortiz vs. Griffin III, but it will likely land on a summer show.


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