The political career of Tito Ortiz has hit a major milestone.
Ortiz, who is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, has been elected to the Huntington Beach city council. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was one of three candidates to earn a seat out of 15 participants. Ortiz received the most votes with 34,901. The total number of votes came out to 244,792 (h/t LA Times).
Here is a video posted on Ortiz’s Instagram account.
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Ortiz hasn’t competed since December 7, 2019. He earned the first-round rear-naked-choke victory over Alberto El Patron. After the fight, Ortiz said he was interested in holding off on retirement as he felt he was in tip-top shape during training. With his recent political success, however, it’ll be interesting to see if he decides to hang up his gloves for good.
Ortiz has many accolades in his pro MMA career. As mentioned, he held the 205-pound gold under the UFC banner. He is also a UFC Hall of Famer. He had five successful UFC Light Heavyweight Title defenses. In addition to his UFC run, Ortiz has also competed under the Bellator banner. He also headlined the lone Golden Boy Promotions MMA card.