UFC Quick Quote: Tito Ortiz is now 'The People's Champ'

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: Mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"No longer the bad boy, positive from here on out. I'm now the ‘People's Champ.' I just want to change my whole outlook on life. Being the bad boy, talking smack to sell fights, I no longer need to do that. I've got three boys who are growing up and I want to make sure I'm known as someone who has given back to MMA and been a positive role model to a lot of people's lives. Being the ‘People's Champ,' the only other person I can think of who's done the great things in their sport was Muhammad Ali. If I could walk in one of those footsteps, then I've done my job as a fighter and a mixed martial artist."

-- "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" is dead and gone, replaced by the one and only "People's Champ," Tito Ortiz. That's because the future UFC Hall of Famer tells MMAWeekly.com he's done with being the guy cutting promos to hype his fights whenever a microphone is placed in front of him. And, no different than Diego Sanchez having a "Dream" and bailing on "The Nightmare," Ortiz simply wants to spread a positive message to the masses while competing valiantly inside the Octagon, which he'll do one more time against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 140 on Dec. 10, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Anyone buying into Ortiz's new message? Anyone?

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