It appears that Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin will have their rubber match sometime in the near future. The two men met first at UFC 59 with Ortiz taking a split decision win and met again at UFC 106 with Griffin taking the split decision victory to even things up. Ortiz has recently said that he wants one last fight before retiring and suggested that Forrest was the fight he wanted, something Griffin seemed all too happy to accept.
Now, Lorenzo Fertitta has said that the two will meet one last time. Via Fighters Only:
Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz will have a third fight, according to Lorenzo Fertitta.
The UFC CEO took to Twitter for an extended Q&A with fight fans today as he battled insomnia in Brazil, where is overseeing the initial stages of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brasil’, which began shooting this week.
Asked by a fan what would be next for Griffin he replied, “Tito.”
While no date has been set, it would make sense to put this in the co-main event slot of the May 5 UFC on Fox 3 card. That card currently has Nate Diaz and Jim Miller meeting in the main event in a bout that doesn’t exactly scream out for casual fans to tune in. A bout between big names Ortiz and Griffin right before that main event could boost the card considerably in terms of casual interest.
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