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Is Tito Ortiz considering a comeback?

Maggie Hendricks
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UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz has been working as an MMA manager, most notably representing former Strikeforce champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. Lately, he has been making noise about wanting to make a comeback on Twitter.

Viacom is the parent company of Bellator, so Ortiz could be pushing for a Bellator contract if the UFC doesn't want him back.

Ortiz hasn't strung two wins together since 2006. Since those two wins over Ken Shamrock, he went 1-7-1. Retiring was a smart option, because it allowed him to go out from the UFC in their Hall of Fame.

No one can make the decision to retire -- and stay retired -- for a fighter. But in all sports, you see athletes reconsider their retirement decision. What inevitably happens after retirement is that the nagging injuries that made them retire in the first place start to heal. They don't feel the aches and pains that come from twice-daily training. Their bodies start to feel better, and they think, "Maybe I can still do this."

Only Ortiz can say if he feels good enough to fight, but only the promotions can say if they're buying.

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