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Tito Ortiz wins ‘by choke,’ ends career

Tito Ortiz wins ‘by choke,’ ends career

Tito Ortiz capped his legendary mixed-martial-arts career Saturday night with a fitting, impressive submission victory, and insisted the end is real.

The Huntington Beach product reversed out of chokehold danger applied by rival Chael Sonnen and forced Sonnen to tap out by rear-naked chokehold two minutes, three seconds into the first round to win his self-declared farewell fight at the Forum on Saturday night.

Thanking his coaches for techniques refined in an extended 14-week training camp, Ortiz, 41, said, “I knew we’d win by choke,” after avenging a college wrestling defeat while at Cal State Bakersfield to Oregon’s Sonnen two decades ago.

He then announced, despite...

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