Affliction Press Conference to feature Tito Ortiz

Affliction Entertainment will be holding a press conference in LA this Wednesday and have sent out a release promoting the fact that former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz will be in attendance.

In recent days, Tito has been telling various media outlets that he is very close to completing a contract with Affliction.  Tito was in a similar position a few months ago when he was quoted as saying a deal with EliteXC was all done except the signing.  Mere weeks later, EliteXC closed shop leaving Ortiz as a complete free agent again.  As recently as two weeks ago, Tito was actively negotiating for a return to the UFC, but could not come to terms.  Thus it appears Ortiz is headed to Affliction after all.

Tito also recently had surgery on his chronically injured back.  He has stated that the earliest he would be back to fighting would be the beginning of summer 2009. 

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