The rapidly expanding UFC 148 fight card on July 7th now features a third encounter between former light-heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin.
So far each man holds a decision win over the other after two closely contested fights and so this final showdown between them will establish who’s the better man once and for all.
You can take that last statement quite literally as Ortiz has made it clear that he fully intends to retire after this last trip to the Octagon at the age of 37.
That comes as no surprise to anyone who’s watched Ortiz decline over the years, going from being one of the most dominant champions in the sports history to a fighter who’s picked up just one win in his last eight fights.
Griffin’s not been in vintage form lately either, with injuries meaning that he’s only fought twice since his last bout with Ortiz in 2011, picking up a decision win over Rich Franklin before being quickly finished by KO in a rematch with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua back in August of last year in Brazil.
Truth be told a rubber match between Ortiz and Griffin isn’t something that many fans have been crying out for, but this seems like a good card to do it on as it’s backed up by a number of other quality fights including Dominick Cruz Vs Urijah Faber (not yet officially confirmed), Rich Franklin Vs Cung Le and Michael Bisping Vs Tim Boetsch.