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Tito Ortiz

Jacob Christopher "Tito" Ortiz (English: /tɪtɵ ɔərtɪs/) (born January 23, 1975) is a retired Mexican American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, having held the title from April 14, 2000 to September 26, 2003. Along with fighters like Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, he was one of the sport's early stars. Ortiz ultimately became the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 for his fights with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock. Outside of his fighting career, Ortiz is the CEO of the Punishment Athletics MMA equipment and clothing line. He also owns an MMA training gym called Punishment Training Center, which is located in Huntington Beach, CA. On July 7, 2012, Ortiz became the ninth inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame. Jacob Christopher 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. He is the fourth child of his mother, Joyce, who had three sons from a previous marriage. His mixed heritage (Mexican father, American mother) has been reflected in his ring entrances as he has borne both Mexican and American flags. Ortiz began wrestling in his sophomore year at

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Tito Ortiz -- Praises Dana White ... For Signing CM Punk

Tito Ortiz
Praises Dana White ... For Signing CM Punk

Didn't think we'd see this one coming ... but Tito Ortiz just fired off some COMPLIMENTS about his bitter rival Dana White -- praising the UFC boss for signing CM Punk. For the record, Ortiz and… READ MORE >

Tito Ortiz -- Rampage Jackson Has My Back ... In Nasty Legal War

Tito Ortiz
Rampage Jackson Has My Back ... In Nasty Legal War

Tito Ortiz is teaming up with some of the greatest fighters in the world -- including Oscar De La Hoya and Rampage Jackson -- hoping they can help him beat the crap out of an enemy ... in court.… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Punished in DUI Crash

Tito Ortiz
Punished in DUI Crash

Former MMA fighter Tito Ortiz copped a plea in his DUI case -- from when he drunkenly crashed his Porsche earlier this year -- and lucky for him, he won't be spending any more time behind… READ MORE >

- 240 days ago
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 >

- 333 days ago
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 >

- 346 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 >

- 353 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 >

- 354 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 >

- 410 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 >

- 431 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 >

- 495 days ago

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