UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, 45, was seen working out at the WWE Performance Center recently. Reports are that Ortiz may be training to be a pro wrestler.
This is not the first time Ortiz has crossed paths with WWE.
“I did have talks with WWE back in 2002 / 2003,” Ortiz said in an interview with Wrestling Inc. “I believe it was in Seattle at WrestleMania; it was ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin versus The Rock and they brought me backstage. I was still in awe that The Rock was there, and Stone Cold was there, and Brock was there, and I was more of a fan than in my attitude of a fighter.
“I was a polite, politically correct person outside of the cage as I always am and I think I didn’t catch their attention good enough. If I would have understood that it was a chance to get my foot in the door as a pro wrestler, I think I might have been a little more over the top with how my character likes to fight.”
Also last December, Ortiz faced former WWE Superstar Alberto El Patron in an MMA match, submitting El Patron in the first round.