Tito Ortiz suffered a devastating KO defeat against Anderson Silva on his pro-boxing debut, on the 11th of September. Silva needed just 82 seconds to finish the former UFC light-heavyweight champion. This was also Ortiz’s quickest ever knockout loss in his 24-year old fighting career. The fight took place in the undercard of Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
Following his defeat, Tito Ortiz, took to Instagram to post an elaborate message explaining that he would be back soon. He quoted the legendary Theodore Roosevelt’s Man In the Arena speech. Ortiz also went on to call out YouTube star Logan Paul on Twitter for a fight.
“Win some lose some but I will fight another day” – Tito Ortiz
Ortiz’s post read: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming.
The post continued: “But who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. I will be back!”
Logan Paul lost to fellow YouTuber KSI, back in 2019. That, until today, has been his only professional boxing fight. However, in June 2019, Paul took on Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition match, that went the full distance (8 rounds). Being an exhibition, the match had no winner.