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Tito Ortiz

Jacob Christopher Ortiz also known as Tito Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). While with the UFC, he was the Light Heavyweight Champion from April 14, 2000, to September 26, 2003. Ortiz became one of the sport's early-on stars, becoming the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 Outside of MMA, Ortiz is the CEO of the Punishment Athletics mixed martial arts equipment and clothing line. Ortiz is also opening up his own MMA training gym called Team Punishment Training Center (assisted by Muay Thai champion Rick Krogmann) located in Huntington Beach, CA. Jacob Ortiz was born to Samuel and Joyce Ortiz. He received his nickname "Tito," which means tyrant from his father when he was a year old. Joyce has three sons from a previous marriage. His mixed heritage (Mexican father, American mother) is reflected in his ring entrances as he bears both Mexican and American flags. Ortiz began wrestling in his sophomore year at Huntington Beach High School under coach Paul Herrera, finishing fourth in the state high school championships as a senior. Ortiz continued his wrestling career at Golden West College, winning a California state junior college title. Following his stint at Golden West, Ortiz wrestled at Cal State Bakersfield. Ortiz trained with future NCAA, World and Super Bowl champion Stephen Neal.  Ortiz was married to his first wife, Kristin, for nearly 10 years. The couple has a son named Jacob together.In 2006, he began dating former porn star Jenna Jameson,[43] whom he met on Myspace. Ortiz cancelled a November 12, 2006 appearance as the guest of honor at the United States Marine Corps birthday ball at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, when the Corps refused to let him bring Jameson as his guest. On November 30, 2006, in an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Ortiz stated that he was in love with Jameson, that she was no longer acting in pornography, and that they were in a monogamous relationship.Ortiz announced in August 2008 that he and Jameson were expecting twins together in April 2009.[48] On March 16, 2009, Jameson gave birth to twin boys, Jesse Jameson and Journey Jette.

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Tito Ortiz -- Charged with DUI ... Stemming from Porsche Crash

Tito Ortiz
Charged with DUI Stemming from Porsche Crash

Former MMA champ Tito Ortiz has been charged with two counts of DUI ... after crashing his Porsche into a concrete median back in January, TMZ Sports has learned. The 38-year-old fighter was… READ MORE >

Tito Ortiz -- THE SMASHED PORSCHE ... After DUI Crash

Tito Ortiz
THE SMASHED PORSCHE ... After DUI Crash

TMZ Sports has obtained the photos of Tito Ortiz's battered Porsche, which the former MMA fighter crashed into a median while allegedly driving drunk last week. As we previously reported, Ortiz… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Jenna Jameson -- Tito Ortiz Will Hang Himself (Figuratively)

Jenna Jameson
Tito Ortiz Will Hang Himself (Figuratively)

Jenna Jameson is slamming Tito Ortiz for his DUI bust ... claiming he's putting their children in danger while committing public relations suicide.  Jenna thinks Tito's arrest after… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- ARRESTED FOR DUI

Tito Ortiz
BUSTED FOR DUI

Ex-UFC fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested for DUI in L.A. this morning after crashing his Porsche on the 405 Freeway ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the 38-year-old… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Jenna Jameson -- I Want Rampage Jackson to Kill Tito Ortiz ... Even Though They're Not Fighting

Jenna Jameson
I Want Rampage to Kill Tito Even Though They're Not Fighting

Jenna Jameson is now riding Rampage Jackson's bandwagon, hard ... and wants to see her ex Tito Ortiz go down -- because apparently she doesn't know he's already down.Jenna was partying in… READ MORE >

- 161 days ago
Jenna Jameson -- WHACKED OUT ... Live TV Segment Cut Short Over Bizarre Behavior

Jenna Jameson
WHACKED OUT Live TV Segment Cut Short Over Bizarre Behavior

Jenna Jameson was a MESS during a live TV interview this morning ... slurring and stumbling as if she was wasted on-air ... and it was so bad, sources tell TMZ that producers cut her segment… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Screw UFC ... Bellator Gots My Back Now!

Tito Ortiz
Screw UFC Bellator Gots My Back Now!

MMA legend Tito Ortiz is no stranger to bad breakups ... and tells TMZ he's moved on from the UFC because he knows Dana White ain't lookin' to bury the hatchet anytime soon.  Dana and Tito… READ MORE >

- 245 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Before Jenna Jameson Bashes Me on TV, Know This ... She's A LIAR

Tito Ortiz
Before Jenna Bashes Me on TV, Know This ... She's A LIAR

Tito Ortiz is scrambling to protect his reputation in the face of a public smear campaign ... helmed by his baby mama Jenna Jameson -- telling TMZ, whatever she's about to say on TV is bound to be… READ MORE >

- 255 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Jenna Jameson's LYING ... I'm Not a Drug-Abusing Wife-Beater

Tito Ortiz
Jenna's LYING I'm Not a Drug-Abusing Wife-Beater

UFC legend Tito Ortiz claims Jenna Jameson is lying through her teeth ... telling TMZ her allegations that he physically attacked her while abusing drugs are complete B.S.. Jenna went on a… READ MORE >

- 325 days ago
Jenna Jameson Says Goodbye to Her Kids

Jenna Jameson
Says Goodbye To Her Twins

Jenna Jameson is a mess ... so much so her kids are now under the sole care of their dad.Sources close to Jenna tell TMZ ... Tito Ortiz had major concerns about Jenna's ability to care for their… READ MORE >

- 372 days ago

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