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Tito Ortiz Explains Why He is Retiring

January 5, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– During the recent Bellator 170 conference call (transcript credit, here are the highlights…

On His Biggest Enemy: “My biggest enemy has been my surgeries,” Ortiz said. “I’ve had an ACL replaced in my left knee, ACL replaced in my right knee, 50 percent of my meniscus taken out of my right knee, lower back fusion, C-6, C-7 fused in my neck, C-5, C-4 disk replacement, C-4, C-3 fused. I have 26, 27 concussions, hundreds of stitches, I’ve been through the grinder. My biggest enemy has been my body.”

On How He Wants To Be Remembered: “I want to be remembered as a fighter with integrity,” Ortiz said. “A fighter who did it this way, who has respect because he wanted to push the envelope for the fighters.”

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