Tito Ortiz is 1-7-1 since 2006. Why do people still think he is a draw?

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  1. marksmen Brown Belt

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    I mean that is just a terrible record and only 9 fights in 8 years. Why would Bellator even invest in him at this point? If he loses to Shlemenko who is a small MW it will tarnish his legacy even more. Thoughts?
     
  2. Edwin Guest

    Being a draw has nothing to do with your win/lose record.

    Being a draw means people will pay to see you fight regardless of your record and sadly people pay to see Tito fight at this point.
     
  3. CountOfSoCal Black Belt

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    People want to see him lose.
     
  4. Ogata Silver Belt

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    He is good at marketing himself since he is an old school fighter and his 7 losses have been decision with the exception of Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans which in Rashads case, it was a draw the first time and the second time Tito took the fight on short notice.

    Don't get me wrong, I am not his fan but he knows how to stay relevant.
     
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    Lil Nog.
     
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    He's actually 4-5-1 from 2006 to the present...

    Anyways, who gives a shit about his record? Would you have a hard on to see him fight if he had 4 more wins over Ken Shamrock sprinkled in there?
     
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    Because draw isn't just about recent record. Chuck Liddell was 1-5 at the end and if Bellator put him on a card he would draw viewers. If people like a fighter they will root for them whether they doing well or not.
     
  10. Nelly Red Belt

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    It's more to hope that Shlemenko becomes a break out star than Tito's legacy which is already set.
     
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    You must care seeing you needed to correct him, albeit incorrectly. He is 1-7-1 in his last 9 fights, and 4-7-1 since 2006.
     
  12. Mavadorov Purple Belt

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    Name value. People recognize the name and face.
     
  13. TFanatic Silver Belt

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    People overvalue his name and drawing power. He has a recognizable name, but that doesn't necessarily mean viewers or especially paid viewers. When was the last time Tito actually had to carry a ppv?
     
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    people want to see him fight. thats why he is a draw
     
  15. Lodbrok Banned Banned

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    Tito is the Floyd of Marketing in MMA
     
  16. Killme The NoGi Bear

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    poeple enjoyed watching him get beat up i think, but guess what? they wont not see that on saturday, tito is gonna win!

    Buy wrestling
     
  17. Credo Proper Gold

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    I really don
     
  18. samoajoe Brown Belt

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    Every single one of those loses is to a better more skilled fighter then Storm as is his one win.
     
  19. Bacon Bits Banned Banned

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    Tito fighting is a joke at this point. He gets a free pass because it's a Bellator card, had this been the UFC people would be flipping out and blasting Zuffa.
     
  20. ticho123 Black Belt

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    Sherdoggers care. Mainstream fans most likely does not. Still, Tito is a decent draw because of his big name and former glory. Hell, sherdoggers would still watch Ken Shamrock fight
     

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