*Originally posted on MMATorch.com on 01-04-2017
What is your favorite Tito Ortiz fight and where does he rank among all-time most influential fighters in UFC history?
MICHAEL GROCKE, MMATORCH CONTRIBUTOR
Let me start off by sayingb that I’m not a big fan of Tito Ortiz. While most rank him inside the top 10, I have him ranked around 15-18. That being said, there’s no doubt he is one of the most influential figures in MMA history. Between his charisma and ability to promote, he helped build the UFC in the early years.
As far as favorite Ortiz fight? That’s hard because since I’m not a fan I usually pulled for his opponents. The pre-Zuffa fight against Frank Shamrock sticks out only because he won the first three-and-a-half rounds by basically lying on top of Shamrock only to end up losing. I also enjoyed his first fight against Chuck Liddell at UFC 47.
I might be in the minority, but I’m looking forward to his Bellator fight against Chael Sonnen on January 21, 2017.
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