We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Tito Ortiz Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’m an entertainer. I love to fight.
I made the wrong decision myself in my career. I tried to battle against the system. I should have never done that, but I didn’t have anybody else who showed me how to do it before. I did everything on instinct.
They eat clean, they don’t drink sodas, they don’t have fast food. My kids eat like pro athletes.
Trust has always been a hard issue in my life, and when I was with the UFC, it was hard for me to trust people because it was like I was seeing lies, up to lies, up to lies.
If I wanted to do a fixed fight, I’d be doing WWE.
The ‘Apprentice’ was tough, tough work. It was all for charity, so I was thankful for the money Donald Trump gave me when I was fired.
A lot of guys who I fought, they beat guys who were No. 1 contenders, and that’s why I fought them.
I love doing films, action films, anything I can get into that is produced at a high level, really use my skills.
Scott Coker’s been amazing to work with.
I have all the money I want. I don’t need any more money.
I went through UFC with five title defenses. Jonny ‘Bones’ Jones beat my record, so I’m trying to beat his record. That’s my goal. That’s what I want to do.
I had my first fight at UFC 13, and it was just one of those things that become second nature to me.
I know what it feels like to be broke and alone, and I don’t ever want my loved ones to see that or know what it’s like.
It gets to the point where, by the time you’re underneath the arena lights and you’re staring at your opponent, that’s the best time. That’s the best feeling in the world, because all the other stuff goes away.
I had little problems during high school. It seemed like I was always getting into trouble in summer, going in and out of juvenile hall.
I was smart enough to save my money. I invest. The biggest thing you can invest is something they don’t have a lot of, is land. I own a lot of it.
I’ve had an ACL replaced in my left knee, ACL replaced in my right knee, 50 percent of my meniscus taken out of my right knee, lower back fusion, C-6, C-7 fused in my neck, C-5, C-4 disk replacement, C-4, C-3 fused. I have 26, 27 concussions, hundreds of stitches. I’ve been through the grinder.
I’ve tasted the dirt side. I’ve tasted being broke. I’ve been in the dumps, I’ve lived in motels as a kid. I want a different opportunity for my children. I never want them to see those things.
Jon Jones is a great champion, but me in my prime, I was devastating. I was vicious. Nobody could stop me. Of course I could beat him in my prime.
I want to fight the top guys in the world. Guys who have names. Guys who I don’t mind trying to make a mark off of me by them trying to win, which, they’re gonna become losers.
There was a disc and two bone spurs pressing on my spinal cord. If anyone’s had spinal cord problems or disc injuries in their neck, they’d understand what I went through.
I’m a big juicer, and I believe in juicing most vegetables and fruit, which I do twice a day.
My true inspiration is to give everything to my kids that I never had. I had a really rough upbringing, and I want to break that chain. I’ve broken the chain, and I want to give my kids happiness every single day. When they wake up and hop on me and say; ‘Dad I love you,’ that is what means the most to me.
I punish the guy until the referee pulls me off or until he says ‘no more,’ and he taps. I don’t want to leave any doubt in his mind that he had a chance.
I’ve had two neck surgeries, a back surgery, three knee surgeries, eye surgery, but I keep bouncing back. I won’t go away – kind of like a virus. I don’t go away. I keep coming back stronger and stronger. I’m contagious.
In the UFC, at first we were like a family, but then it turned corporate. In Bellator, we’re family.
For me, boxing’s like checkers, and MMA’s like chess – there are so many ways to win the match. It’s not barbaric; it’s boxing, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, cardio and it’s all reached such an amazing level. As fans learn more about the sport, they just fall in love with it.
I’ve been through every surgery that any athlete has ever been through, and I’ve prevailed through it.
Us fighter put our lives on the line to entertain the fans that watch.
Negativity just sucks the life out of somebody.
Shlemenko wants to make his name off of Tito Ortiz. He’s not the first person ever to do this. People have been trying to use my name ever since I was the champ.
Anything with Tito Ortiz’s name on it will always involve a bit of controversy.
I understand my limits. I’m not going to go out there just to fight for money and to put on a show for people at the risk of my own health. I won’t do that.
Maybe UFC and Bellator should take care of the fighters when their careers are done, as the NFL takes care of their players. Because they’re making so much money off us.
I’m a kid who has a lot of respect. I believe in respect.
Being outspoken was important… I helped make the UFC what it is today with Chuck Liddell, Royce Gracie, and Randy Couture. Some said I was outspoken in a bad way, but I was just trying to educate the fans what being a UFC fighter is all about.
Chuck Liddell’s a puppet.
When I get in that cage and fight, that’s not me. It’s somebody else. It’s like a light switch that turns on.
I always knew I wanted to have a family because I didn’t have one growing up.
Every fight is won in the gym. The hard part of our job is getting in the gym every day, six days a week.
I did what Jon ‘Bones’ Jones couldn’t do, and that was finish Bader in a minute and fifty-six seconds.
At the end of the day, I’m a dad, and I try to give my kids everything I never had as a kid.
Wrestling has always been a dominating force in UFC.
I squeeze like an anaconda.
I’m a person that’s been fueled on emotions. And any fan who’s ever been around any of my fights, I’m the only fighter who’d go out on the concourse to sign autographs the day of the fight. Because I’m in love with my fans.
My biggest enemy has been my surgeries.
I’m very thankful to Bellator.
UFC, take me off your list. Take me off your Hall of Fame.
I don’t wanna fight a street fighter.
I’m not a young kid struggling to get to the top. I’ve been to the top. I gotta look out for my best interests as a businessman in this fight game. At the end of the day, it is a business. I’ve got children to take care of; I’ve got bills to pay.