Tito Ortiz: “A lot of (Chael’s) strengths are my strengths and a lot of his weaknesses are my strengths.”

Tito Ortiz: “A lot of (Chael’s) strengths are my strengths and a lot of his weaknesses are my strengths.”

The Tito Ortiz farewell tour continues. MMA legend and Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz, was a guest on his hometown news station KTLA. Tito is fighting for the final time this Saturday night, against Chael Sonnen in the Bellator 170 main event.

Statistics

“I don’t pay attention to them. I know what I’ve done in my career. I’ve seen what he’s done with his career. His last four fights, he’s either been tko’d or knocked out. In my last four fights, I’ve done very well.”

On Tito Studying Chael

“I study tapes. I’m studying his strengths and weaknesses. A lot of his strengths are my strengths and a lot of his weaknesses are my strengths.”

Fighting With Emotion

“I fight on emotions. When I get in the cage and compete I’m not going to let this bully bully me and that’s what it comes down to.”

When or wherever Ortiz fights, the crowd always chants his name. His blood, sweat , and tears in the cage and his work in the community have made him a global icon. In the Los Angeles area though, all that work has made him a hero.

He gets an ear-to-ear smile when he talks about his kids, showing an understanding for where his priorities lie. You can tell that Tito is enjoying the final ride. His confidence is apparent and his focus on Chael is obvious.