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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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Porn legend Jenna Jameson is a serious 'Mean Girl' ... according to Tito Ortiz's current gf, who says Jenna's cyberbullying her so hard she needs a restraining order. Ex-UFC octagon girl… READ MORE >

Tito Ortiz -- Off the Hook in Vegas Battery Case

Tito Ortiz
Off the Hook In Vegas Battery Case

MMA star Tito Ortiz will NOT be prosecuted for an alleged battery that happened inside a Vegas nightclub back in February ... TMZ Sports has learned. READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Cited for Battery on Woman ... In Vegas Club Incident

Tito Ortiz
Cited for Battery on Woman In Vegas Club Incident

MMA star Tito Ortiz was cited for misdemeanor battery early this morning after allegedly getting physical with a woman inside of a Vegas nightclub ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Here's… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Elevator Nightmare ... We're Trapped (Please Don't Fart) (VIDEO)

Tito Ortiz
Elevator Nightmare We're Trapped (Please Don't Fart)

Scary moment for MMA superstar Tito Ortiz ... when he was trapped in an elevator in Houston with a group of people for nearly an hour ... and begged the people inside to please don't fart! … READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Ronda Rousey Would Kill Tank Abbott

Tito Ortiz
Ronda Rousey Would Kill Tank Abbott

There would be no sandwiches for Tank Abbott if he stepped into the Octagon with Ronda Rousey ... because she would "kill his face" ... so says Tito Ortiz.  As we previously reported, Abbott… READ MORE >

- 211 days ago
Tito Ortiz & Rampage Jackson -- Admit Defeat in Trash Talking Lawsuit

Tito Ortiz & Rampage Jackson
Admit Defeat in Trash Talking Lawsuit

Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson have tapped out ... settling a lawsuit with a former trainer over some remarks Tito made a few years back ... and we're told the trainer got a little cash for his… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
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 >

- 513 days ago
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 >

- 656 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 >

- 736 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 >

- 830 days ago

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