At UFC 148, we the fans want...no, we insist that for one night only, Tito Ortiz, he of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” fame, assume said moniker when he steps into the Octagon and brings the curtain down on a storied career.
The last sighting of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was at UFC 132 when he further derailed the title aspirations of Ryan “Darth” Bader courtesy of vicious guillotine choke.
With said victory, he elected to assume the sobriquet of “The People’s Champ”—a moniker which equates to bad boy gone good.
However, following that impressive showing, he suffered an ignominious defeat to Rashad Evans, and next came a first-round drumming at the hands of Antonio “Lil Nog” Nogueira.
Forget Chael Sonnen’s rhetoric, cast aside the surly antics of Nick Diaz and stifle the “Rampage” that is Quinton Jackson, because this trio of soi-disant bad boys ain’t got nothing on MMA’s original villainous villain.
A trilogy battle beckons against old foe Forrest Griffin—with one apiece, it’s a prerequisite that “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” comes back for UFC 148.
Here are the whys.