"I would want to fight Tito Ortiz. Just because I grew up watching him. I want to have one of those guys on my résumé like a Randy Couture or Chuck Liddell. Purely out of respect, he's one I'd like to fight before my career is over ... Really, I didn't even feel like going back and watching [the Feb. 5 loss to Jon Jones] because I didn't feel like I fought to even a quarter of my potential. Right before I walked out, I was standing there and telling myself, Man, you really need to wake up."
After watching his undefeated record (and quest to become division number one contender) go up in smoke against fellow light heavyweight sensation Jon Jones at UFC 126 back on Feb. 5, Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 Champion Ryan Bader tells ESPN.com he's ready to get back on his horse and gallop into a 205-pound rodeo with Tito Ortiz. And hey, whaddaya know, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" just so happens to be free for the remainder of 2011 after ditching Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 26 in Seattle thanks to a "minor concussion" that compelled him to withdraw from the March 24 event. Anyone clamoring for this "young vs. old" battle of wrestlers? Anyone? Bueller?