UFC Owner Lorenzo Fertitta: Tito Ortiz vs Forrest Griffin 3 is on deck

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta, has been blowing up his Twitter account lately with fight announcements galore, which is always music to mixed martial arts (MMA) fans collective ears.

After revealing that the highly anticipated Heavyweight title fight between reigning champion Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem will headline the Memorial day weekend card on May 26, 2012, Fertitta also revealed that surging heavyweight Frank Mir will take on the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez at an upcoming event.

The latest fight announcement from Fertitta (via his official Twitter account) is that of a rubber match between Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin for an event sometime this year.

Though both are coming off losses and are nowhere near title contention at this point in their careers, the fight, should it come to light, will be the third and final showdown in a feud between the two former UFC 205-pound champions that goes all the way back to 2006.

The two initially met at UFC 59 in what many consider to be Griffin's coming out party. Though he lost a very close split decision, Griffin proved that he was worthy of sharing the Octagon with a former champion in his third fight with the promotion since winning the inaugural Ultimate Fighter (TUF) competition.

The rematch took place three years later at UFC 106, and this time it was Griffin who was awarded the split decision victory, much to the chagrin of Ortiz.

With "The People's Champion's" Hall of Fame MMA career nearing its final chapter, it looks like he will get his last wish and be matched up against Griffin for the final time.

Though no date is set, Ortiz did say he would love to end his career on Fourth of July weekend. With the UFC recently announcing they will hold an event on July 7 of this year that will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo, a spot on the card would seem to make sense.

But does this fight? Is anyone interested in seeing these two complete the trilogy? And who takes it this time around?

As always, stay tuned to MMAmania.com as more details and an official fight announcement is made in the coming weeks.

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