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"The surgery went really, really well. I just started doing weight training so next week I start doing drills. I have to make sure I make the right steps for my future and my career. I hope I get the Chuck fight. As a fighter, I would love to kick his ass. As a human being, I don't think he should fight anymore just because health is more important than fights. Grudge matches are important to sell, but at the same time he has kids to take care of and I don't want nothin' serious to happen to him. (Getting knocked out) that many times, it gets kinda scary. I was really shocked (by the loss to Rich Franklin fight), I saw all my money go out the window. It is what it is, everything in this world happens for a reason and I'll be back at the end of November. I'd like to [fight] Forrest. If Forrest would like to do a trilogy it'd be awesome. We gave two great fights both times we fought and we'll get a triple fight more exciting than the last two."
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz targets a November 2010 return to the Octagon following neck surgery that led to his dismissal as coach from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 11. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" pulled out of his third dance with Chuck Liddell but now sounds more enthused about a Forrest Griffin trilogy out of concern for "The Iceman's" health. Anyone clamoring for Liddell vs. Ortiz III? Or Ortiz vs. Griffin III? Or neither? Match up the returning fighter as you see fit...