Until his return to the UFC, Ortiz was considered the biggest free agent on the market.[20].

Ortiz is the CEO of Punishment Athletics MMA equipment and clothing line. 1955 Johnston Cookies Panels #P5 Chuck Tanner / Phil Paine / Ray Crone / Ernie Johnson / Eddie Mathews / Duffy Lewis, 1961 Bee Hive Starch Toronto Maple Leafs #NNO Chuck Tanner, 1971 Chicago White Sox Picture Pack #NNO Chuck Tanner, 1971 JD McCarthy Postcards #NNO Chuck Tanner, 1973 O-Pee-Chee #356 Chuck Tanner / Joe Lonnett / Jim Mahoney / Alex Monchak / Johnny Sain, 1974 O-Pee-Chee #221 Chuck Tanner / Jim Mahoney / Alex Monchak / Johnny Sain / Joe Lonnett, 1974 Topps #221 Chuck Tanner / Joe Lonnett / Jim Mahoney / Alex Monchak / Johnny Sain, 1975 O-Pee-Chee #276 Chicago White Sox - Chuck Tanner, 1975 Topps #276 Chicago White Sox - Chuck Tanner, 1975 Topps - Team Checklists Gray Back #276 Chicago White Sox - Chuck Tanner, 1975 Topps - Team Checklists White Back #276 Chicago White Sox - Chuck Tanner, 1976 Doug McWilliams Postcards #76-73 Chuck Tanner, 1976 O-Pee-Chee #656 Chicago White Sox - Chuck Tanner, 1976 Topps #656 Chicago White Sox - Chuck Tanner, 1976 Topps - Team Checklists #656 Chuck Tanner, 1977 Topps #354 Pittsburgh Pirates - Chuck Tanner, 1977 Topps - Team Checklists #354 Chuck Tanner, 1979 Topps #244 Pittsburgh Pirates - Chuck Tanner, 1979 Topps - Team Checklists #244 Chuck Tanner, 1980 TCMA 1957 Milwaukee Braves #16 Chuck Tanner, 1980 Topps #551 Pittsburgh Pirates - Chuck Tanner, 1980 Topps - Team Checklists #551 Chuck Tanner, 1981 Topps #683 Pittsburgh Pirates - Chuck Tanner, 1981 Topps - Team Checklists #683 Pirates Team, Chuck Tanner, 1984 Fleer #657 Checklist: Pirates / Mets, 1984 Pittsburgh Pirates Promotional Dates #NNO Chuck Tanner. [49] He won via first round arm-triangle choke submission. He would state after the fight that he had suffered a neck injury before the fight, but decided to fight anyway in the hope of bringing the fans a victory.

The authors told the story of a group of Italians struggling to find their place in WWE, rather than glorifying a less-than-stellar run in the company.

I mean, I love to fight, and that's what I wanna do. He co-authored the massive A-to-Z encyclopedia with Brian Shields, who has worked on marketing campaigns for multiple WWE video games and serves as Marketing Director for Game On, Inc. "We all wanted to make something great," Shields noted. The fight took place on November 24, 2018, at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

[63] However, on February 28, it was announced that Ortiz consumed muscle relaxers, so the issue had been resolved and the result was turned back to a win for Ortiz. [21] According to his website, he had been experiencing back pain since his fight with Randy Couture. [69], -Tito Ortiz, in his September 2014 interview with Submission Radio. Copyright © 2020 Trading Card Database LLC Ortiz said; "I looked up to Bas Rutten.

The WWE Encyclopedia, which took almost a year to produce the more than 700 WWE entries and 2,500 images, is ready just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. Results – 10/8/05 (Team 3D vs. AMW & Triple Threat X Match)", "Bound for Glory PPV Results – 10/23/05 – Orlando (New World Champ)", "- Tito Ortiz Talks His Time With TNA, Beef With Dana White, If Bellator Brawl Was Real, Stephan Bonnar", "PWTorch.com - CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 8/1: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Aries vs. Styles, TNA Champ vs. X Champ, Mystery Reveal closes the show", "PWTorch.com - CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 8/8: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of pre-DWI Angle & Sabin vs. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Ott, who weighs 200 pounds, about 30 more than Millan, then lifted Felix over his head like a wrestler and slammed him on his back on the dirt … Born: July 4, 1928 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA Died: February 11, 2011 (82 years old) Total Cards: 87 Tweet In his fourth fight for the promotion, Ortiz faced fellow UFC veteran Chael Sonnen on January 21, 2017, in the main event at Bellator 170. Ortiz's mixed martial arts debut was at UFC 13 in 1997. [74] However, on Impact Wrestling: No Surrender, it was announced that Bellator MMA had pulled Ortiz from TNA programming due to his upcoming PPV fight with Rampage Jackson, thus removing him from Aces & Eights. Shamrock lost in the first round by TKO due to strikes (elbows) by Ortiz. A Madea Halloween.

[39] Ortiz was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame prior to his final bout. [64][65], In May 2005, Ortiz made an appearance for the professional wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). 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.

Fight of the Year (2006). Ortiz was born in Huntington Beach, California, where he lived until he moved to Santa Ana, California at the age of five. He and Sullivan completed their final entries this past January. Dorling Kindersley's (DK) definitive guide to WWE, available in bookstores everywhere, leaves no question unanswered, touching upon all WWE Superstars from Bruno Sammartino to John Cena with everyone in between, including lesser-known performers like Battle Kat and Chuck Tanner. [91], Ortiz was arrested on DUI charges in Los Angeles on January 6, 2014. [78] They have a son, Jacob. [66] Ortiz returned to TNA on the edition of October 1 of TNA Impact!

"The funny thing about it is that I'm The Miz's biggest fan. In August 2018, it was announced by Golden Boy Promotions that Ortiz would be coming out of retirement to face his rival Chuck Liddell in a third fight. Ortiz was given the nickname "Tito" by his father at the age of one. "If it happened in WWE, it's in the book," said WWE Encyclopedia's co-author, Kevin Sullivan. On Wednesday, December 17, 2008, Affliction Entertainment announced that Ortiz would be part of the broadcast team for the Affliction: Day of Reckoning. Ortiz defeated Silva for the vacant Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 25 via unanimous decision. [13], In November 2005, UFC president Dana White announced Ortiz and Ken Shamrock would coach The Ultimate Fighter 3 reality TV series on Spike TV, which premiered in April 2006. [37] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

"This was a true collaboration between Kevin, myself, DK and WWE, which is why I feel the book has gotten such an incredible initial response," Shields said. [86][87] Jameson and Ortiz split up in March 2013. Ortiz and fellow fighter Fabiano Iha even hired investment banker Stan Medley to take a new league, The Xtreme Fighting Championship, public. Ortiz originally briefly trained with Luciano back in 1997, when he was still a student at Golden West College.[22].

[24] Ortiz stated he is returning for a six-fight deal he and White have worked out. Ortiz lost the fight via inverted triangle choke in the first round.

Ortiz took on Ryan Bader on July 2, 2011, at UFC 132. [32], Ortiz was expected to face Antônio Rogério Nogueira on March 26, 2011, at UFC Fight Night 24.

On June 19, 2015, it was announced that Ortiz would face Liam McGeary for the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship.

On December 5, it was announced Ortiz would coach the 11th season of The Ultimate Fighter, with the opposing coach being Chuck Liddell. [89] Jameson was photographed afterward that day with a bandaged arm,[90] amid accusations by both parties against each other, with Ortiz accusing Jameson of being erratic and addicted to OxyContin, while she alleged that he was abusive. [28] However, on April 12, 2010, the UFC confirmed the main event for the card was Liddell vs. Rich Franklin.[29]. On October 6, 2008, Ortiz underwent back surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada. He beat Wes Albritton in an alternate bout by referee stoppage at 0:31 of the first round. [57], In April 2019, it was announced the Ortiz had signed a multi-fight agreement with the Combate Americas promotion. "Since Ortiz's returned to the UFC, he has blossomed into 2006's hottest consistent ticket seller and buyrate draw in the pay-per-view business.". Ortiz ultimately became the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 for his fights with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock.[5]. "The title says it all -- The Definitive Guide.". He excelled at the sport, winning a CIF championship at 189 pounds, and finishing fourth in the state tournament as a senior. [72] On August 15 at Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice, Ortiz was picked by Jackson to sub for Angle in the Main Event Mafia to take on Aces & Eights, which Ortiz left up in the air before he was again interrupted and insulted by Bully Ray.

[79] In 2006, he began dating former adult film star Jenna Jameson. "Something that has never been done before and something that truly represented World Wrestling Entertainment, its history and Superstars.".

[80][81] He cancelled a November 12, 2006, appearance as the guest of honor at the United States Marine Corps birthday ball at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, when the Corps refused to let him bring Jameson as his guest. Wrestler: Cowboy Lang: Real Name: Harry Robert Lang : Birthday: 1950: Hometown: Billed from Calgary, Alberta Lived in Portland, Oregon: Marital Status: Briefly Married "Luckily for me, over the course of a decade, I was either in the arena or watching from WWE's television studio for all of WWE's greatest moments," Sullivan explained. He was scheduled to fight Liddell again for the third time at the end of the season and later pulled out of the bout.

Still in college, Ortiz competed as an amateur for no prize money or contracts.

[Order the book at WWE Shop | Watch | View pages]. John Morrison enjoys all of the attention he gets in the book, but the self-proclaimed Chick Magnet didn't quite get comparable press. [58] The time of his promotional debut was set for the fall of 2019. Tito most recently played an MMA fighter named Derek Petrov on an episode of CSI: NY titled "Clean Sweep", which aired on January 6, 2012, on CBS.