Tito Ortiz Suffering From a Pain in the Neck

Written by Tim Ngo
March 18th, 2010

Many would say that former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has been a pain in UFC president Dana White’s neck for years. Unfortunately for the 35-year-old, it seems as though the tides have turned as Ortiz is now the one suffering from a neck injury.

After it was reported that Ortiz would no longer be fighting Chuck Liddell following the 11th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” where the two served as opposing coaches, many were left wondering what was going on with “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.”

FiveOuncesofPain has learned that Ortiz, who has had a long history of back injuries, is currently dealing with “multiple herniations” in his neck.

It was only a month ago that Ortiz had once again claimed he was 100% healthy again, but now he has to deal with what Ezel from Friday did (see video below).

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DmEEUF0uKY&start=58s

All kidding aside, neck injuries are obviously very serious and it is currently unclear as to what the future holds for the controversial wrestler.

In addition to his latest woes, Ortiz was recently released from the hospital after coming down with a nasty flu that cost him 15 pounds.

The season debut of “The Ultimate Fighter 11″ is set for March 31st on SpikeTV following “UFC Fight Night 21,” which will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Kenny Florian and UFC newcomer Takanori Gomi.

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