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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 -- WRECKED at Celeb Race Practice

Tito Ortiz -- WRECKED at Celeb Race Practice

Tito Ortiz crashed his Toyota Scion, not once ... but TWICE … during a practice run for the 2011 “Fueled by Fame” Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race yesterday. The former UFC champ… READ MORE >

Tito Ortiz:  Jenna And I Haven't Split!

Tito Ortiz: Jenna And I Haven't Split!

Tito Ortiz tells TMZ ... the swirl of rumors that he and Jenna Jameson have separated are untrue ... right down to the story that Jenna allegedly threw his expensive watches in the ocean.Tito says… READ MORE >

- 1266 days ago
Tito Ortiz Completely Tanks Over Gas Problem

Tito Ortiz Completely Tanks Over Gas Problem

Tito Ortiz found himself stranded on the side of the road in O.C. last weekend ... after his Maserati ran out of gas -- but lucky for him, the UFC bad boy was able to score some help from the… READ MORE >

- 1371 days ago
UFC Bad Boy -- Tito Ortiz Should Hang It Up!

UFC Bad Boy -- Tito Ortiz Should Hang It Up!

Following last night's disappointing loss at UFC 121, there's a lot of speculation Tito Ortiz might be done -- but according to Josh Koscheck, the guy headlining UFC 124, there's no doubt what… READ MORE >

- 1424 days ago
Tito and Jenna -- The Party After the Fight

Tito and Jenna -- The Party After the Fight

Just weeks after Tito Ortiz was officially let off the hook for allegedly smacking around his baby mama Jenna Jameson -- the couple is already partying together again ... to celebrate, of all… READ MORE >

- 1568 days ago
UFC Boss: I’m Cool with Tito Ortiz

UFC Boss: I’m Cool with Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz is officially out of the doghouse with the man who signs his checks -- UFC honcho Dana White -- now that the D.A. has rejected possible criminal charges in that whole domestic violence… READ MORE >

- 1587 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- No Charges Will Be Filed

Tito Ortiz -- No Charges Will Be Filed

TMZ has learned ... the Orange County District Attorney has rejected the case against Tito Ortiz, who was arrested last month for felony domestic violence.The D.A. tells TMZ there was insufficient… READ MORE >

- 1587 days ago
Life's a Beach for Tito & Jenna

Life's a Beach for Tito & Jenna

After two weeks of arrests, fighting, restraining orders, press conferences, drug tests, hospitalizations and reconciliations, unmarried couple Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson enjoyed a beautiful,… READ MORE >

- 1590 days ago
Jenna and Tito -- Kiss and Make Up

Jenna and Tito -- Kiss and Make Up

Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz have come full circle -- at least on camera -- kissing and canoodling during lunch in Huntington Beach, CA yesterday ... as if this, this, this, this, this, this and… READ MORE >

- 1592 days ago
Tito & Jenna -- It's Like Donna Reed Meets UFC

Tito & Jenna -- It's Like Donna Reed Meets UFC

Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson were a picture of domestic bliss today -- you would never know she had the former UFC champ hooked up last week for felony domestic violence.The video was shot outside… READ MORE >

- 1593 days ago

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