We’ve heard this song before, but each passing year probably increases the truth to the words “I am retiring.”

Such is the case with Tito Ortiz, a true hall of famer in the sport who was the UFC’s champ and flag bearer for so long it’s still hard to swallow that he’s fighting for Bellator. But fight for Bellator he does, and yesterday he thanked the UFC for cancelling their January 21 show in California on the same night he’s supposed to face Chael Sonnen. Note how Ortiz mentions that this is his last fight?

If this is Ortiz’s last fight, well, he’s certainly earned it.