Biography(references)His parents divorced when he was thirteen years old, and his mother took the young Ortiz with her back to Huntington Beach. 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. When Ortiz was eighteen years old, his mother kicked him out of the house and he began living with one of his brothers while doing labor work, and later became addicted to methamphetamines.
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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