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Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz III

Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight · 205 lbs | MMA

Mmaweekly large Forrest Griffin
Mmaweekly large "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz

Griffin
Decision
Round 3

Forrest Griffin Tito Ortiz

"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy"

18-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   16-10-1
Climbed to 19-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 16-11
-300 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +250 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Las Vegas, Nevada   Fighting out of   Huntington Beach, California
33 years, 6 days   Age at Fight   37 years, 5 months
204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
6'3" (191cm)   Height   6'3" (190cm)
77.0" (196cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Xtreme Couture   Gym   Team Punishment
UFC 148
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
  • Date: Saturday 07.07.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 10 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Griffin Total Disclosed Pay: $75,000
  • Ortiz Total Disclosed Pay: $75,000
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Griffin vs. Ortiz III Wiki Update Wiki

The co-main event of UFC 148 saw Tito Ortiz meet Forrest Griffin in a light heavyweight rubber match. The fight was Ortiz's retirement bout, win or lose.


Griffin circled and threw a lot of kicks at the start of the bout, most of which Ortiz blocked and Ortiz had him down before the opening minute ended and landed some nice elbows. Griffin hit a butterfly sweep and got back to his feet, circling away and taking pot shots at Ortiz. Both men landed nice hooks on the feet then Griffin came alive with a series of straights. Griffin landed some powerful punches and stuffed a takedown then attacked the legs with kicks. Ortiz landed a few nice jabs but overall was being out-worked on the feet.


Ortiz hurt Griffin with a right hand early in the second and went on the offensive but Griffin fired back and the two battled in the clinch, Griffin landing knees to the body. Both men landed powerful shots in the middle of the cage and neither would back down, snapping each other's heads back. Griffin began landing with higher frequency midway through the round then threw some leg kicks but Ortiz showed no signs of backing down. Griffin was doing damage and looking confident while Ortiz slowed down, and the crowd battled with chants for both fighters.


The UFC legends met in the center of the Octagon in the third and exchanged punched, and again Griffin landed with higher frequency and mixed in kicks to the legs while Ortiz covered up and looked for an opportunity to counter. Ortiz landed a two-punch combo, the left hook dropping Griffin and sending him sprawling. Griffin recovered and got back to his feet but Ortiz took him and and attacked furiously. Ortiz kept control for a time but Griffin scrambled to his feet and put on a boxing clinic, landing repeatedly to Ortiz's face. Ortiz landed a few single hard shots in the final minute but it was Griffin dominating most of the exchanges. Inexplicably, Griffin walked out of the cage and started to leave the building for no apparent reason, but then he circled back in.


The judges scored the bout 29-28 across the board for Griffin, giving him the Unanimous Decision victory.


In a classy move, Griffin took the mic and interviewed Ortiz, "You're a great fighter. I gave it my all. I had heart, I came in and I fought. Forest, I've been doing this for 15 years man. Thanks to the UFC. I appreciate the sport, and I appreciate all of the fans."


Speaking with Joe Rogan following the victory, Grifin said, "Honestly, man. It felt close. I feel like we've had three draws to be honest. He gassed at the end and I was a little lazy when he knocked me down."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:46 PM ET
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Griffin vs. Ortiz III Fight Predictions

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Griffin vs. Ortiz III Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Time to heal. http://t.co/3iopeSAq
5 days
after
Haven't ate here in two months. Yummy http://t.co/CIu1byr5
5 days
after
I still won the fight. Thanks for everything fans or now family. I won't tweet another thing about this fight. We all know the truth.
4 days
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Funny hearing the commentating @joerogan s hand must of been sore from stroking Forrest during the (cont) http://t.co/GRRkPgjO
4 days
after
Never knew a fight can be won by strikes thrown. I feel sorry for my fans.
4 days
after
No respect!
4 days
after
Wow
4 days
after
Time to watch this. #UFC148
4 days
after
@mcsweeneymma keep me posted thanks boss
4 days
after
On my way home can't wait to watch the fight #UFC148 let's see what the judges were look at.
3 days
after
? We will see RT @JoeyFelipe: @titoortiz since that ass stole your time with @joerogan. Why not do his podcast for all you fans #powerful
3 days
after
Lol it bit me in the ass RT @CarlosV925: @titoortiz your exact comment about Bradley's terrible (cont) http://t.co/r42PvqTj
3 days
after
New @punishment99 girls shirt. @jennajameson not included. 😃 http://t.co/bkAoHIae
3 days
after
Hope to see u soon! RT @beatportbrad: @titoortiz miss you brother see you soon have fun :)
2 days
after
Who's coming
2 days
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Dinner was great @botero. Time to have fun @xslasvegas. #positive @Punishment99 is a way of life.
2 days
after
One of each RT @1MinuteRest: @titoortiz @xslasvegas @botero Since you don't have to worry about (cont) http://t.co/0t6E5sjD
2 days
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Yummy. http://t.co/GIxdxUCg
2 days
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Eatting dinner and the new restaurant n the Wynn by @xslasvegas @botero http://t.co/8siTogFU
2 days
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Lunch. Love deli food. http://t.co/lJNPcgnm
2 days
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C
2 days
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Big screen RT @BiggestOrtizFan: My 9th and final live @titoortiz fight is now complete .. What now ? Been following Tito around for 6 years
2 days
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Thank u RT @knuckleupedward: @titoortiz Out on your shield but great battle on the field!!!!
2 days
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Repping RT @79vikings: @Punishment99 @titoortiz Thanx 4 bringing the family together!!!!!!! http://t.co/D28BFBna
2 days
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Thank you RT @kellyrknapp: @titoortiz just order an after the fight shirt!!!!! Woohoo!!! Love you a ton!
2 days
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We did! School is paid for for my kids RT @rangarangdo: @titoortiz your fight should've got fight (cont) http://t.co/iFQ9dalX
2 days
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Watching @nitroCircus on mtv2 these guys are NUTS!! Wow there down with @Punishment99 lol crazy
2 days
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The last after fight ever RT @Punishment99: Official @titoortiz UFC 148 After Fight Shirt (cont) http://t.co/E7T3h6cI
2 days
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Do it with a smile. http://t.co/9neZl8Gf
2 days
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So I broke my thumb on his face. http://t.co/0UkPkZ53
2 days
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Love my eye liner. Lol. @mittparillo @kennyknoll http://t.co/u7tQWhqt
2 days
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At the hospital getting X-rays http://t.co/u8c4c74a
2 days
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Just posted a photo http://t.co/wCqawIwL
2 days
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RT @PushPlease: Thanks @ForrestGriffin. Congratulations on the win! Thank you !!
2 days
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Do it the way it was suppose it go down RT @Shaneoo88: @Huck_The_Doctor Get it done @joerogan get @titoortiz on the @TheJREPodcast
1 day
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I think I broke my hand on his head. http://t.co/3XdRlIfg
1 day
after
Thanks to my sponsors- support them! @HAYABUSA_MMA @BSNFinishFirst @CornNuts @Slime @PushPlease , Wild Wing Restaurant & Rick Smicklas
1 day
after
Strong heart and strong mind! #positive @Punishment99 is a way of life!
23 hours
after
I want to apologize to @titoortiz and his fans for fucking up his interview. It was an honor to be his final fight!
20 hours
after
RT @Dougiefresh1982: @ForrestGriffin can Boys Town get a RT? We had three houses packed into one cheering you on! Thank you guys so much
20 hours
after
Forrest Griffin doesn't have walk out shirts he has run away shirts, so I guess the designs should be on the back
19 hours
after
I was coming back to the cage before Dana came. The shit get emotional and weird
9 hours
after
Thank you for all your support!! I'm ready to fight! #UFC148 will be history in the making. #positive @Punishment99 is a way of life!
4 hours
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Feelin good today thanks http://t.co/qnjUJyF7
1 hour
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Funny shit. I just laughed my ass off. http://t.co/UIBr0RUx
16 hours
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Time to eat. http://t.co/0zJmwmAj
16 hours
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I'm 225. Lol feel good. 😃
18 hours
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Nice to be on weight. 206 #ufc148 @punishment99 http://t.co/sBlmxner
21 hours
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Cutting weight #ufc http://t.co/YtajAdQ9
21 hours
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Fox sports interview after weigh ins #ufc #fox #foxsports http://t.co/BrD81Tih
21 hours
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That was fun! I'm ready. #positive @Punishment99 is a way of life!
21 hours
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Good day. http://t.co/HJmsnEPf
1 day
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Nice to be 210lbs. #positive @punishment99 is a way of life. #ufc148 http://t.co/6Dy9QrYJ
1 day
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Linguini and clams night before weigh ins at 208 #ufc148 #ufc http://t.co/DkWyr4hE
1 day
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300 more follows and im at 200000 yeah. #positive @Punishment99 is a way of life.
1 day
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Last meal.... Well for like a day. @BSNFinishFirst http://t.co/JMjIHAdU
1 day
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Love cutting weight. Last time. http://t.co/yFk0b5gY
1 day
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Just posted a photo http://t.co/TFUKtAie
2 days
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Open training #ufc148 http://t.co/JFL38jUM
2 days
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Ready for press conference http://t.co/uIuQw1GP
2 days
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Someone right now is executing someone and using your fireworks as cover noise. They wanted me to tell you thanks
3 days
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Ya you know your still wondering whats going on in that picture
3 days
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De nada ! RT @UFCLatino: El peleador de las dos banderas: @titoortiz http://t.co/v8z6zJ62 #GraciasTito
3 days
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Rain and clouds that is
3 days
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I want to apologize to everyone in Vegas for the weather! "I swear this never happens"
3 days
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With great sacrifice comes great reward. #UFC148 @Punishment99 @Punishmentnutr
3 days
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Crazy four of July and I'm laying n bed. Lol. Can't wait to kickass. #UFC148
3 days
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Nothing good on tv so I started watching shitty horror movies on ff to see if I can figure them out
3 days
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Check out my new walk-out shirt from @Hayabusa_MMA http://t.co/K4FVtzdr #UFC148
3 days
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Doin my ufc photo shoot #ufc148 #ufc148 http://t.co/xgWRxb3M
3 days
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From my guys at 569 US #army dive team. Thanks happy 4th of July. http://t.co/2Mdsc1LK
3 days
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The last time I will bleach my head. Lol #ufc148 http://t.co/hhTtgSl4
3 days
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This is badass. My boy Sasha hooked me up. I'm lucky. #army http://t.co/568jZhPM
3 days
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Happy 4th and good night. I'm 217 and ready to kill. Nice to be in shape. #UFC148 @Punishment99 @Punishmentnutr @ptc2010
3 days
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At the MGM http://t.co/ST0mPH2r
4 days
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Home sweet home http://t.co/b0jXORMg
4 days
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Signing ufc posters #ufc http://t.co/zJ4HQsxE
4 days
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I'm here #ufc148 vegas baby Veeegas!!! http://t.co/fOQOSVtp
4 days
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Before fight week gets a little too crazy, just wanna send a big thank you to BSN for all the great supps and support. You guy r awesome
4 days
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Packed all my stuff on my way to vegas. 😏#UFC148
4 days
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Ready to fight for my life! #myfans #mycareer #myfamily #ufc148 @punishment99 @punishmentnutr @ptc2010 @ufc http://t.co/gXLqw61g
5 days
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Xs at the wynn RT @Ricardo_B80: @titoortiz where's the after party
5 days
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..@yaleufc: @Forrest r u really going to retire if u lose to Tito ?no Tito said that. But just to clear things up I'll go ahead and win
5 days
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When do my fans get to vegas ?#UFC148
5 days
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RT @ScottDeYager: @ForrestGriffin Did you pick out your walkout music? Couldn't come up with anything better then the Murphys. Hard to beat
5 days
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I can only wish #UFC148 RT @BiggestOrtizFan: @ShadyRecords any chance of eminem being in Vegas next Saturday for @titoortiz last fight ??
5 days
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MMARUSHMORE!!! http://t.co/IjD8CDr5
5 days
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Couldnt say it better myself #UFC148 RT @DamonMartin: Tito Ortiz: ‘I Did Everything I Wanted To (cont) http://t.co/thD68Bnu
5 days
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Thank you! #UFC148RT @KevinI: My #MMA column on the legendary career of @UFC star @titoortiz is now on @YahooSports http://t.co/X3Br1VjW
5 days
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It doesnt workRT @FitProf: @bryanhill813 : @titoortiz using the @TrainingMask under tutelage of (cont) http://t.co/lKBJEDCA
5 days
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Did you know microwaveing a AA battery recharges it! Cus it doesn't!
6 days
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Not all peer pressure is bad; I don't murder people cus I want to fit in
6 days
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Time 2 be selfish for all the right reasons. 6 more day have to keep my mind on the🎯The only thing needs to be on my mind is fight!#UFC148
6 days
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Nap time http://t.co/j2NjWcrH
6 days
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"Image "SierraDiscolo.jpg" from http://t.co/AtSLiIe8" http://t.co/faRVzpJN via @readability
6 days
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The best breakfast in big bear. http://t.co/DKB0AZ29
6 days
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Polar bear http://t.co/1MRpJRfa
6 days
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If I can't sleep I can aways go eat. http://t.co/ze7MgZoc
6 days
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Already 220 now RT @root4browns: @titoortiz When do you start cutting weight?
6 days
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Fight to live. Live to fight. http://t.co/izKt76RQ
6 days
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Got three hours of sleep. Now I can fall back to sleep.😔I can't wait to get off the mountain. Being lonely sucks.Lol. 6 more days. #UFC148
6 days
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Wow that great RT @shak_kaboom: @titoortiz or 1-7-12 at 1712 pm (England)!!!
6 days
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It's 7-1-12 a 7:12 am
6 days
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Turtle beaches http://t.co/He5cZmNd
7 days
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Who wants to play http://t.co/pbPVgqQ0
7 days
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White sea bass for dinner. Yummy http://t.co/Wubjq1L9
7 days
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Great day of training. Im in fight shape. #positive @Punishment99 is a way of life. #UFC148
7 days
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Chillin http://t.co/NU6FYgwT
7 days
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I would love too RT @Scott12y: @titoortiz will you be opening @Punishment99 training centres in different cities or countries anytime soon?
7 days
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Nice to be back. Time to make the drive back up the mountain. http://t.co/iiPCQ7hH
8 days
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Worse day of my life! Just found out I'm not the only one that orders coffee with "a little bit of walking around room"
8 days
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Yes it would RT @Sholler_UFC: @DarrenDemeterio @titoortiz Tito and Jason need a reality show. It would be a massive hit. lol
8 days
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We are on our way home. Yeaaahhhh!!!! http://t.co/9nwOLNtz
8 days
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Stair way the heaven http://t.co/DpsF8vqa
8 days
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Past though Dallas http://t.co/JyucweyW
8 days
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Air bound. On my way to Dallas. http://t.co/Pfs531x6
8 days
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A healthy dunkin donuts. Lol http://t.co/trLq9D0x
8 days
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Repping RT @79vikings: @titoortiz @BiggestOrtizFan @cowboyjess1 @JayTWarsh ,8 short days remain (cont) http://t.co/L0j2M3s3
8 days
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Have to be my fav clam chowder http://t.co/oFgWxKGO
8 days
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What to order? I know it's not a beer. Lol but I'm hungry http://t.co/vfSNMBO4
8 days
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Always Repping my #army backpack when I travel. Of course @punishment99. #ufc148 http://t.co/TsQf2xHn
8 days
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On the road! #ufc148 http://t.co/MpeERMNn
8 days
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One more time! RT @tgerbasi: The Ortiz Chronicles - Glory Days http://t.co/uWjt6WRo @UFC #UFC #MMA #UFC148 @titoortiz
8 days
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Good morning and airport bound. Thanks @espn. #positive @punisment99 is a way of life. http://t.co/VuoNST54
8 days
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It's great when your doc says let me give you something to relax you. Its creepy when your roommate says let me give you something to relaxu
9 days
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Thanks for the support homie RT @youlovejamiemac: Met @titoortiz tonight !!!!
9 days
before
New drinking game every time someone at a UFC press conference says at the end of the day drink
9 days
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I'm gonna outsource my fight to a 15 year old Chinese kid. Don't know if he can fight but he makes a hell of an iPad & he's cheep
9 days
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I am following Jennifermcc on #Klip | http://t.co/CTlMDwkv
9 days
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I am following Savannah B on #Klip | http://t.co/NeGTi93R
9 days
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Just got done training moved the couches in my room to put in work. Lol. Feel great to be off the mountain. http://t.co/pJOvgn4h
9 days
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Thanks #UFC148 RT @Jon_Anik: @Sholler_UFC Crushed it. Nice job all day, @titoortiz.
9 days
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Yes i am RT @Sense_Andrew: @titoortiz Tito, are you going to hang out at XS after your fight?
9 days
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I am following David Parillo on #Klip | http://t.co/pTN47hOJ
9 days
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I am following Courtney☮Mellow on #Klip | http://t.co/9iySfWgO
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I am following jaimerockstar on #Klip | http://t.co/Ggk5ujHJ
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I am following Madison Mimi Clark on #Klip | http://t.co/MhL3pBA9
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I am following Patricia Solomon on #Klip | http://t.co/54AXRkty
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I am following regin1 on #Klip | http://t.co/fovo5yyG
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I am following Victoria McManus on #Klip | http://t.co/qxJG74Db
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I am following Raquel Malagon on #Klip | http://t.co/sfOiLTYF
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I am following Jessica Simonson on #Klip | http://t.co/l4mo2Yhe
9 days
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I know what a @espn car wash is! Do u? #ufc148 @ufc @punishment99 http://t.co/NQLdq8DS #klip
9 days
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Xs RT @jballfsu: @titoortiz what is the best club in vegas champ
9 days
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@GrayMaynard when you coming back to Vegas
9 days
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Washing cars at @espn http://t.co/vTdQ5TmM #klip
9 days
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They know more then me lol RT @alwayshowtime: @titoortiz U teaching ur kids Spanish?
9 days
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De nada RT @OscarTattooArte: #GraciasTito por ser un guerrero!!! @titoortiz @UFCLatino
9 days
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Sport nation @espn http://t.co/zNqmzygH
9 days
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Sports center @espn http://t.co/uY1VSlMO
9 days
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Yes it is!! RT @v_gallegos35: @CoraKolacz @jennajameson @titoortiz not the end of the road just a new beginning
9 days
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It's been a long day of PR I hope it pays off for #UFC148.#POSITIVE @Punishment99 is a way of life!1 more radio interview then I'm done.
9 days
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Getting ready for Sports Center again! @espn #UFC148
9 days
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@forrestgriffin as the great Jake Lamotta said, " I don't know if I should f@€k him or fight him?" lol #ufc1 http://t.co/qEk0tjaZ
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And your doing a great job RT @JayTWarsh: @titofreak138 @titoortiz - don't thank me. Thank TITO (cont) http://t.co/s8TA75IV
9 days
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MMAlive went well http://t.co/hi1NtwwM
9 days
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First interview ESPN http://t.co/gOVtiYfM #klip
9 days
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On our way to ESPN. In the atl airport now http://t.co/5xDlN3S8 #klip
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I'm here early time to work. #ufc148 http://t.co/epkXWTF6
9 days
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ESPN bound. #ufc148 http://t.co/2D8BfCmG
9 days
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Ok not great communication but I'm ok now. I hate waiting.
10 days
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Sitting n the airport waiting 😡. Sucks don't know where I'm going and no ride. Nice😡
10 days
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Lol. I get to twitter on the plane while I'm in the air. Lol. This is a first for me.
10 days
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RT @ThePaulPhillips: @ForrestGriffin 'Red Right Hand' by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds or stagger lee
10 days
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Another great walkout would be chin music by meth, or what's up by trick daddy. Both Heavy with nword & I know the white boy ruling on that
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