Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Tito Ortiz reacts as he leaves the octagon following his loss to Forrest Griffin (not pictured) during a light heavyweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ortiz announced his retirement following the fight. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tito Ortiz would be a good fit for “Fight Master”

There is speculation that Spike TV is considering bringing the Bellator reality show “Fight Master” back for a season season.

Some of the names of potential coaches include current Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, former champion Michael Chandler, former UFC champion Quinton Jackson and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz.

Having Chandler and Alvarez as coaches would be a good way to build toward their rematch while Jackson’s past experience on coaching “The Ultimate Fighter” makes him a good candidate, though he did not have much success when it came to his team win matches.

As for Ortiz, I think “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” would make a good coach on “Fight Master.” Like Jackson he has coached “TUF” on two occasions. In the third season, his charges Michael Bisping and Kendall Grove went on to win the tournament in their respective weight divisions.

Besides his “TUF” coaching tenure, Ortiz owns and operates Team Punishment and has coached several current and former champions.

If Spike TV does bring back “Fight Master” they would not only have a good coach in Ortiz, but also can keep him on Bellator television as he heals from his injury.

Younger fighters who come onto “Fight Master” and make it past the elimination round can pick their coaches and I’ll wager many fighters will select The Huntington Beach Bad Boy and take the opportunity to learn what they can from one of the sport’s biggest legends.


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