Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz tells MMAWeekly that he is expecting to return in May on Cinco De Mayo weekend.
Tito Ortiz has took 10 months off to heal his injuries and to play Hollywood, starting in Donald Trumps “The Apprentice”.
“My last fight, before I fought Rashad (Evans), I wasn’t 100%, and I just wanted to make sure if I ever fight again I’m going to be 100%,” Ortiz told MMAWeekly. “The back injury that I sustained kind of hindered me for fight time. Now it’s a lot better, and May will be my next fight.”
“I spoke to Lorenzo (Fertitta), and it looks like in May,” said the former UFC light heavyweight champion . “They’re going to wait until May, so the next Cinco de Mayo weekend will be Tito Ortiz’ next fight.”
“I really want to fight at 100%. I’m making these guys look good when I’m not 100%. When I had the draw with Rashad, I should have never did that. I should have beat him, but it’s all right. We’ll do it again. I just want to make sure I’m 100% before all of my fights so I don’t let any of my fans down when I lose or if I get a draw or something like that because I felt like I let my fans down and myself down, and I don’t want to let that happen.”