“I thought I won the fight. I thought I pulled it off two rounds to one. I came in and thought I won the fight.I came in and put up a fight. I put my heart and soul in that cage every time I fight. I thought I won the fight. I thought I won. I thought I won. I thought I won the first round and I thought I won the second round. I got two takedowns and you see the damage on his face. I got him good. In the third round I was gassed, but after taking 18 months off, I want to see another fighter come in here and get back surgery and do what I did. I gave my heart and soul, man. I entertained the fans. And for me not getting the “Fight of the Night,” I’m taken back by it, but it is what it is. I thought I won. The judge called it 30-27, I mean what the f***, are you blind or something? But it is what it is. I’ll be back. I feel good. I’m sorry I let my fans down. I thought I won.
I want to put on a great show. After taking 18 months off and coming back and doing something like that, it hurts losing. When you feel like you won a fight, it hurts losing. Letting my fans down knowing I gave my heart and soul to be robbed like that. I’ll be back”
Headliner Tito Ortiz talks at the UFC 106 post-fight press conference about suffering a difficult split decision loss to Forrest Griffin after returning to the Octagon for the first time in 18-months.