Hey, if Brock Lesnar can do it so can this guy, amirite?
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz is winding down his mixed martial arts (MMA) career and will reportedly hang up the four-ounce gloves following his third fight against Forrest Griffin, which is scheduled to go down at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But what will he do post-retirement? In a recent interview with Karyn Bryant of MMA Heat, Ortiz -- who recently changed his nickname to "The People's Champ" -- teased a run with WWE:
"I don't know. You need to look at it and you see Brock Lesnar doing WWE now all of a sudden. He's gone back to his roots. I don't know, could Tito do that stuff? Wow, that would be interesting, huh? That would be really huge. I know there's a lot of fans, I mean that's great promotion. There's a lot of great things that could happen. Let's fight and see who the real 'People's Champ' is, The Rock, I don't know. You never know. There are so many storylines that you can go about but the future holds many things for me."
I certainly wouldn't put it past WWE to want to bring Ortiz in for a cheap thrill or two to make some money but he's insane if he honestly believes a legitimate run with the company is in his future.
The good thing is he probably wasn't being serious. Hopefully he wasn't.
Ortiz has been involved in pro wrestling in the past, during some work for TNA as special guest referee and what not, but at his age and with the wear and tear on his body, it would make little sense for him to try to cross over at this stage of the game.