I think many of us would agree that the month of April wasn't good for the sport of mixed martial arts.
For me, it all started with UFC 112. Watching future Hall of Famer Matt Hughes beat up another aging Gracie was really kind of sad. Combine that with the performance put on by pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva, and any good accomplished that night was quickly eclipsed by all the bad.
And then came Strikeforce's event in Nashville. Some people tried to defend this event to me, but most agree that it was as bad if not worse than UFC 112. The three main events were just boring. There really isn't a nicer way to say it.
Then the whole evening culminated in an act of utter pandemonium, with Jason Miller getting jumped on national television by several of the best fighters on the Strikeforce roster.
At this point I started thinking, what else could possibly happen?
And then came Tito Ortiz.
Tito Ortiz already made a lot of people angry when he lied about being cut from the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. But, in typical Ortiz fashion, he didn't stop there.
Tito and his ex-porn star girlfriend, the mother of his children, got in a fight. Drugs may have been involved. She may have been injured. In the end, he went to jail for felony domestic violence.
Surprised? I don't think anyone else was either. I was so incensed that this guy—who stopped being relevant four years ago—was damaging the reputation of the sport yet again, that I decided to write an article about it.
So I went online looking for Tito Ortiz's mugshot. Sadly, I couldn't find one. But I did find others. It is my pleasure to present them to you now. In a sport fueled by testosterone and more than a little insanity, join me in a laugh as we look at the motley cast of characters that help make the whole thing possible.