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UFC Quick Quote: A lot of fans want to see Tito Ortiz vs Vladimir Matyushenko 2

Photo of Vladimir Matyushenko by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting
Photo of Vladimir Matyushenko by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

"I still have four fights on my contract, but I’m going to take it one by one. Obviously I’m not getting any younger, but I don’t want to finish my career on the loss I had in December. Hopefully I’ll win the next one and we’ll see from there. Tito Ortiz would be good. He’s at that point in his career and I think it would be a good fight. I think a lot of fans would want to see that fight, so that would be good, but again, I don’t really want to pick and choose. I put it in the hands of the UFC ... I think it’s still a possibility. In our case, it’s not just the will to fight but being able to as far as if he’s healthy, and if the timing is good, I think it’s very possible. You never know, things may change. I wouldn’t say that’s the beauty of MMA but it’s definitely the truth."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Vladimir Matyushenko (via FC Fighter) wants another crack at fellow mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Tito Ortiz after dropping a unanimous decision to the former "Bad Boy" at UFC 33 way back in September of 2001. There's only one problem -- Ortiz is expected to retire following his trilogy against Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 next month in Las Vegas. But what happens if "The People's Champion" reigns supreme? Could he be lured back to answer the call of "The Janitor?" After all, if the fans want to see it ...

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