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The former five-time defending light heavyweight champion was, in his prime, a terror to behold.
He possessed enormous physical strength for the division, high level MMA style wrestling, an acceptable submission game, great conditioning and just about the best ground-and-pound in the game.
But in some fights, he was dropped by glancing blows or strikes thrown from positions that were far from optimal when it comes to delivering the kind of horsepower normally associated with a KO strike.
Ken Shamrock dropped him in their first fight, thanks to a short right hand thrown while his back was against the cage.
Patrick Cote, a blown-up middleweight at the time, dropped him with an elbow strike while going backwards.
Wanderlei Silva barely clipped his chin with a winging right hand that dropped him, and thus inspired him to run headlong across the Octagon, with his back fully turned.
The more popular school of thought is that Tito Ortiz has a great chin, but I disagree. What I think he possesses is a deceptively weak chin that is compensated by great recovery powers.
He has a good enough defense to cover up against heavy-handed fighters, blocking and rolling with punches, but when he is not in said positions, he has shown he can be dropped with little power delivered.
While Tito has never been rendered fully unconscious with a single blow, he never had a strong enough chin to let him really commit to his punches, save for the time he caught and dropped Ryan Bader.
But when you weigh all the other strengths Tito had, it is not surprising that he had some kind of weakness.