What a unique position Tito Ortiz is in, huh?
Just two weeks ago his career was on its last leg, with only Ryan Bader standing between his impending retirement and banishment from UFC. Few believed in him and even less put money on him to leave Las Vegas victorious.
Those that did were rewarded for their faith with an improbable first round submission win and a total 180-degree turn for "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy." The motivation? Back. The fire and desire to succeed with no excuses? Back. The hype? Big time.
That's why his taking a fight against Rashad Evans, scheduled for Aug. 6, just over a month out from his last bout, represents a potential cataclysmic shift in the light heavyweight division.
We might be. But we also might not be. So allow me to put my finger on the pulse and let us know if you think Ortiz has a legitimate shot at pulling yet another monster upset against Evans at UFC 133 in Philadelphia.
Will Tito Ortiz upset Rashad Evans at UFC 133 on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?
Yes. Tito is back! (1400 votes)
No. Beating Ryan Bader does not a title contender make. (1147 votes)
Draw part deux, baby! (173 votes)
2720 total votes