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Tito Ortiz planning to return in the fall

Tito Ortiz is still recovering from successful neck surgery, which took place in March. However, according to a Sherdog report he is rehabbing and planning to return to the cage in either October or November.

Ortiz returned to the Octagon last November and dropped a rematch with Forrest Griffin by decision. He claims that the neck injury was already hampering his performance. Ortiz and Liddell then faced off as coaches on the eleventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” After several weeks of filming, Ortiz withdrew from the fight and dismissed from his coaching role.

The colorful veteran won the vacant UFC light heavyweight title by defeating Wanderlei Silva at Ufc 25. He held the title until 2003, when he dropped the belt to interim champion Randy Couture. During his title reign, he defend the belt five times, which was a record until Anderson Silva lodged his sixth title defense earlier this year.

Ortiz holds victories over Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin and Ken Shamrock. He has not tasted victory since his third victory over Shamrock back in 2006.

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