"I always love paybacks. I'm getting the opportunity to fulfill what I've always wanted to do and that was beat him. The first time we fought, I thought I won the match. My plan was to get a takedown and work on my feet. He didn't feel that strong, he felt weak. He's gotten a lot better since then; I've changed 100-percent since then, physically and mentally. It's not an easy fight but I'm a UFC fighter. I kick people's asses for a living. This time I'm going to finish the deal. I'm on the hunt to get my world title back. If I have to walk through Rashad to make it happen, I'm going to."
-- When Tito Ortiz first met Rashad Evans back in July 2007 at UFC 73, "Suga" was still a brash, young 27-year-old undefeated fighter that thought he was the next big thing. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy," of course, had been around the block a few times and knew his way around the Octagon. He may not have been as fresh as he once was, but he was still a force to be reckoned with, something Evans learned in spades that night when it took everything he had just to fight to a draw with the former light heavyweight champion. And that's with a point deduction for Tito's excessive fence grabbing. Fast forward four full years and a whole lot has changed. Rashad is a top dog while Ortiz is simply fighting to stay relevant. But a win at UFC 133 on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia would put him back on track to get "his world title back." That very fact provides all the motivation the "Bad Boy" needs (via UFC.com) to actually finish the job in the rematch. But is that a realistic expectation? Can Ortiz actually finish Evans? And does he deserve one more crack at the belt if he does? Let's hear it, Maniacs.