Tito Ortiz explains injury that forced him out of UFC Fight Night 24

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In an interview with Inside MMA:

"I'd been about three and a half months into training. I was at Rafael Corderio's training, doing my Muay Thai. I was about in, I think, maybe the tenth round, about ten seconds left in the tenth round and one of my training partners when to throw a right hand, he was south paw, I was orthodox of course, I was throwing a right hand at the same time and his head was a little lower than mine. His hit caught me right at the bridge of my eyebrow and went straight to the bone in my skull and gave me 22 stitches. Kind of stopped for a second, everything went out and looked like it was black for a second. Didn't knock me out unconcious but I took a knee, stood up and I looked in the mirror and blood just came gushing down. ... I called Dana, and he had me come out and see one of his doctors and they said I had a minor concussion."

Former Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz explains how he once again slipped on a banana peel and ended up in the hospital. This time the damage, 22 stitches and a minor concussion, cost him a main event fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26 on Spike TV. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" is in desperate need of a win, a feat he hasn't achieved since Oct. 2006 against MMA senior statesmen Ken Shamrock. In fact, promotion Prez Dana White went so far as to say Ortiz's fight against "Lil' Nog" was his "last chance." Now that Tito's pesky noggin has forced the cancellation of that bout, what should happen now? Does the UFC give him one more shot against a different opponent? Or is it time to cut their losses and send the "Bad Boy" back to the beach?

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