What Is UFC Hall Of Famer Tito Ortiz Up To?
With an MMA career that started in 1997, Tito Ortiz has seemingly done it all. Now, the 45-year-old appears to be facing a new form of competition.
According to TMZ Sports, Ortiz (21-12-1) will be on the November ballot to be a City Council member in Huntington Beach, California. He is hoping to be one of three members on the ballot. This is after he had the idea of becoming a law enforcement officer.
Ortiz went on social media to discuss the transition, stating:
“I told everybody that I wanted to be a police officer. I think I’m going to change my game just for the safety of myself. We’re going to run for City Council…Tito Ortiz for Huntington Beach City Council, I like the sound of that.”
Tito Ortiz’s political career has officially begun. pic.twitter.com/h0DTzXxufr
— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) July 29, 2020
Ortiz made his MMA debut at UFC 13. He fought for the promotion until UFC 148 in 2012. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” has been a part of several classic title fights and bouts in general, holding legendary rivalries with Chuck Liddell and Ken Shamrock. Ending the last few bouts of his UFC career 1-7-1, Ortiz went to Bellator. He ended up 3-1 with the promotion.
A Liddell rematch ended up taking place in 2018 at a Golden Boy event. The lackluster PPV affair saw Ortiz win in the first round. He then beat former WWE star Alberto El Patron via submission for Combate Americas. That fight also only lasted one round, was overturned to a no-contest but was later given back to Ortiz.
Recently, Ortiz teased a return to action, stating he was contacted for a fight with Mike Tyson. Roy Jones Jr. ended up getting the call to face Tyson.
The City Council position would help set the policies in how Huntington Beach operates.