Ortiz ultimately became the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 for his fights with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock.
Outside of his fighting career, Ortiz is the CEO of the Punishment Athletics MMA equipment and clothing line.
And draka to me – I had no idea what draka was – draka sounded dangerous and foreign and something you would want to watch,” said Mc Laren, who along with Rorion Gracie, Art Davie, David Isaacs and Bob Meyrowitz brought UFC to fruition. And, mysteriously, the Russian combat style of draka. RASHAD EVANS: I lost the belt for about a week and a half, two weeks. (Mike) Pyle has said about you: “Let’s be honest, I was winning fights when (Mac Donald was) rushing home from junior high to play with (his) Pokemon.” What’s the funniest line you’ve heard from an opponent?
Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG) was trying to promote this wild idea in which fighters from a variety of combat forms would meet on one night, winner-take-all. I was like, ‘I’m gonna have to call Dana White and tell him I lost the belt. My wife and everybody was staying in Chicago with her family. We loaded up the minivan and then when we came back, we didn’t unload it right away. I could do that, no problem.---DEIBERT: You were a tremendous soccer player in your younger days, playing Division 1 at Boston College. RORY MACDONALD: (Laughs) I can’t remember who it was. Someone said I look like I was supposed to be delivering his paper.---DEIBERT: You grew up a pro wrestling fan. And she’s looking at me.’ And just next to her, I see her husband looking at me, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God. Her husband’s looking at me.’ Now I’m thinking, ‘Of course they’re looking at me.
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Mixed martial arts – and UFC – lives happily ever after. 'Campbell Mc Laren roars in laughter as he answers a tongue-in-cheek query about the earliest days of Ultimate Fighting Championship: what the hell is draka? ‘You’re in that skimpy outfit.’ But then she’s like, ‘I love the fights. Then we go backstage and we start talking to him and (expletive) – the coolest (expletive) guy you could ever meet. The way that they do his show, they film the show and then they get you the hell out of there. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse.
One of its first ads in Black Belt magazine – huge print overlaid on two anonymous grapplers – touted the various styles that would potentially be competing in this discipline-versus-discipline event. It stayed in my minivan for about two weeks and I didn’t know where it was at. DEIBERT: You’re in the baddest sport on the planet, you’re fighting for your livelihood and you drive a minivan? If you were told that you could have the flowing locks that you had back in your younger days but you had to have a mullet for 12 months and then after that you could do whatever you wanted, would you take that deal? Now you’re in arguably the manliest sport out there. You had to do whatever you could to get the foul sometimes. That is kind of wimpy there.’ I’ve come a long way since those days.---DEIBERT: What guilty pleasure TV show do you never miss that you might not normally tell people you watch? DEIBERT: So in terms of pure entertainment value, where did the recent fight between J-Woww and Sammi on Jersey Shore rank compared to the best UFC fights this year? If you could have dinner with your four favourites of all-time, who’s at the table with you? I’m doing the show right now and I’m in the middle of the fight.’ So I’m like, ‘Go back to your focus.’ (laughs)---DEIBERT: How many calls did you get on your old cell-phone before you realized the number used to belong to a prostitute?
He was selected to face Guy Mezger in the Light Heavyweight final after Enson Inoue could not continue due to injury.Tom Wright, UFC director of Canadian Operations, fist bumps fighter Rory Mac Donald as they wait to appear at Senate constitutional affairs committee to discuss mixed martial arts on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Thursday May 10, 2012.FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Georges St-Pierre, left, from Canada, lands a blow to Nick Diaz, from the United States, during their UFC 158 welterweight mixed martial arts title fight in Montreal.When he was only seven years old, Ortiz supported himself by selling fish that he caught at a local pier and later attended Huntington Beach High School, where he began wrestling during his sophomore year.He excelled at the sport, winning a CIF championship at 189 pounds, and finishing fourth in the state tournament as a senior.DEIBERT: That would be a big tab at the end of the night, all the heavyweights. I didn’t say I would be paying for it.---DEIBERT: Have you ever been in the cage and your mind just wanders off ? I was already broke, so I’d just get pissed off every time I picked up the phone and some pervo was, like, “Hey Laura...” I was like, ‘(Expletive), I just paid . (“I had to talk him into it,” said UFC PR director Jennifer Wenk.) We go in, her and I go into this green room, and they come in like, ‘Here you go. GEORGES ST-PIERRE: One time I was fighting against BJ Penn. I’m not kidding you, for a few seconds I look and I was staring at a beautiful woman in the audience. You just cost me money.’ I was paying to get harassed by perverts for a while. DEIBERT: Name the celebrity you’ve met that left you most in awe. Jacob Christopher "Tito" Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is an American retired mixed martial artist.Ortiz's mixed martial arts debut was at UFC 13 in 1997.Still in college, Ortiz competed as an amateur for no prize money or contracts.