Tito Ortiz is more than six months into his latest retirement, but it appears the former UFC light heavyweight champion could again be on the comeback trail.
Ortiz (19-12-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA), a UFC Hall of Famer, retired from competition earlier this year after a first-round submission of Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 in January. He’s since claimed to be content with his decision but now is hinting at the desire to compete again.
Ortiz recently underwent a surgery on his neck which apparently required multiple discs to be replaced. He’s recovering quickly, though, he said, and is teasing a rematch with Sonnen, who has blasted him with numerous negative comments since their first encounter (via Instagram):
Ortiz is coming off a stretch of three victories in four fights since he joined the Bellator roster in May 2014.
He’s still officially retired, but the 42-year-old has kept busy of late by appearing in the corner of UFC women’s featherweight champion Cristiane Justino for her title-winning victory at UFC 214 this past month.