Midnight Mania! ‘Too sincere’ Tito Ortiz confirms political profession is over

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

At 46 years of age, Tito Ortiz has lived an eventful life. The previous Final Preventing Championship (UFC) Gentle Heavyweight kingpin has fought all around the world for varied promotions, however he’s lengthy remained “The Huntington Seashore Dangerous Boy,” beginning his Punishment Athletics model from “Surf Metropolis.”

Final 12 months, Ortiz selected to change into a public servant for Huntington Seashore, scoring sufficient votes to change into a Metropolis Council member and Mayor professional tempore. Sadly, Ortiz shortly turned embroiled in scandals referring to masks and COVID-19 conspiracies, in addition to a pesky accusation of fraud.

In consequence, Ortiz forfeited his council place, citing libel and character assassination. Freed of his political duties, Ortiz returns to extra acquainted (although nonetheless international) terrain: the boxing ring, the place he’ll face Anderson Silva this Saturday (Sept. 11, 2021) on the Triller pay-per-view (PPV) boxing occasion.

LIVE! Watch ‘Holyfield Vs. Belfort’ On PPV

Former Cruiserweight and Heavyweight undisputed world champion, EVANDER ‘REAL DEAL’ HOLYFIELD will battle Former UFC Gentle Heavyweight champion, VITOR ‘THE PHENOM’ BELFORT, in an eight-round boxing showdown set for Sat., Sept. 11, 2021, streaming on-line by way of Triller pay-per-view (PPV). “Holyfield vs. Belfort,” which can happen inside Seminole Exhausting Rock Resort & On line casino in Hollywood, Fla., begin time is slated for 7 p.m. ET, with a PPV price ticket of $49.99. The PPV additionally options UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Anderson Silva, in addition to an look from former POTUS, Donald Trump!

Don’t miss a single second of face-punching action!

Nonetheless, with former President Donald Trump on the mic for the occasion, is there an opportunity Ortiz’s political spark might discover itself reignited? Ortiz shut these probabilities down, declaring himself “too sincere” for the occupation.

“One-hundred % my political is over,” Ortiz told MMA Junkie. “I’m too sincere. I’m an excessive amount of of an sincere man and I’ve to look within the mirror at night time and inform my youngsters the issues I imagine in and I can’t inform them one factor and do one other. I’m not right here to scratch someone’s again simply to allow them to scratch mine. I’m right here to do the appropriate factor and dwell in America with freedom and pleasure and integrity that now we have on this nation.”

A nation weeps.

As for his fast future, Ortiz is eagerly awaiting the potential recall of California governor Gavin Newsom, and he plans to return to the MMA area following this boxing match.

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And, for those who don’t take care of my battle profession and its related e-begging, all the approaching Midnight Manias may have the identical quantity of content material as typical. Merely skip this part every night time and it’s like nothing occurred!


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