Biography(references)At the age of nineteen, Ortiz ran into an old high school wrestling coach, a future UFC fighter and an assistant wrestling coach at Golden West College, Paul Herrera, who encouraged him to enroll in the college. Ortiz then began attending Golden West, where he was a California junior college state champion and All-American for two consecutive years before transferring to California State University, Bakersfield, where he continued wrestling but was never a full-time starter. Ortiz also trained with UFC fighter and fellow collegiate wrestler, Tank Abbott.
Fighter Trivia(references)On November 30, 2006, in an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Ortiz stated that he was in love with Jameson, that she was no longer acting in pornography, and that they were in a monogamous relationship. On April 26, 2010, Ortiz was arrested for felony domestic violence against then-girlfriend Jenna Jameson at their Huntington Beach, California, home. While Ortiz describes his poker playing as a hobby, in March 2017 he placed 22nd in the $5,300 No Limit Hold'em PokerStars Championship Main Event in Panama.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: UFC Hall of Fame (2012, pioneer wing)
UFC: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time). Five successful title defenses
UFC 13 Free Fight: Guy Mezger vs Tito Ortiz (1997)
Bellator MMA Highlights: Tito Ortiz vs Stephan Bonnar, Joe Schilling, Will Brooks & more
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