Tito Ortiz ‘Guarantees' He'll Fight in July for UFC or Affliction

Michael David Smith

by Michael David Smith

In May, Tito Ortiz fought for the UFC for what both he and UFC President Dana White said would be the last time. Ortiz vowed then that he would sign a lucrative contract to fight for a new mixed martial arts organization soon.

Over the last five months, Ortiz has come out of the woodwork several times to say he was "close to signing" or "about to sign" or "a week away from signing" a big-time contract to fight for some MMA organization or another. It hasn't happened yet.

When last we saw Ortiz, he was at the October 4 EliteXC show announcing that he was going to sign a contract with the organization soon. EliteXC is now finished, but Ortiz isn't finished saying he's close to signing a deal.

In an appearance at last weekend's Rumble in the Park in Fresno (broadcast today on HDNet's Inside MMA), Ortiz said, "It's either going to be with the UFC or it's going to be with Affliction, but guaranteed, you guys will see me fight -- no matter what -- by July."

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