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Party Like A Champion Sweepstakes

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Enter the “Party Like A Champion” sweepstates. Go to www.punishment.com. All online orders placed in June will be automatically entered to win a VIP weekend with Tito Ortiz. You can also enter to win at the Punishment MMA store located inside the Hooters Hotel and Casino-Las Vegas.

Enter to Win “Party like a Champion Sweepstakes”

  • Attend two VIP Parties and spend the evening with Tito Ortiz
  • 2 $250 travel vouchers
  • A 2 nights stay at Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
  • Dinner for two at Hooters Restaurant
  • Airport pick up and a ride to and from the hotel in an official Hooters Casino Hotel Escalade.
  • $500 prize package of official Punishment Gear and autographed memorabilia

ONE WEEKEND-TWO VIP PARTIES

July 10th and 11th, 2009

A FULL PUNISHMENT VIP EXPERIENCE WITH TITO ORTIZ

July 10th – Afternoon Pool Party

July 10th – Punishment Party at Dixie’s Dam Bar located inside the Hooters Casino Hotel-Las Vegas

July 11th – Official Tito Ortiz autograph signing at the Punishment MMA Store – Las Vegas

The following sweepstakes is intended for viewing or as applicable, participation in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the United States, or if you are a legal resident of the United States and you do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth in the official rules below. Sweepstakes drawing begins June 1, 2009 and ends at midnight June 30, 2009.

HOW TO ENTER:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

To enter go to The Punishment MMA store at Hooters Casino Hotel and purchase any Punishment item or place a website order through www.punishment.com. By submitting your information and order, your name will be automatically entered into a random drawing for the Prize (defined above) from among all eligible entries received. Or send a 3 x 5 postcard to Punishment Athletics Enterprises, 15561 Product Lane # D11, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Please write the word Ultimate Fan on your postcard. You must include your name, address and email. You may also fill out a register to win card at the Punishment MMA store in Las Vegas. All entries must be submitted during the period that the Sweepstakes is being offered, according to all applicable directions as listed, or the entry will be void. Sponsor (defined below) is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incomprehensible, misdirected entries or any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any portion of this Sweepstakes. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. One entry per person/family/household. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The winner will be notified via telephone, mail or e-mail that he/she, subject to verification, is a Prize winner. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during three (3) business days from Sponsor’s first attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, of if the potential winner rejects the Prize, an alternate winner may be selected. If any Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

ELIGIBILITY:

The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are legal residents of, and physically residing in, the United States (50 states and District of Columbia, but specifically excluding U.S. territories and protectorates (including, without limitation, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa) and foreign-based U.S. embassies and military installations) who are aged twenty-one (21) or over as of the date of entry. Employees of Punishment Athletics Enterprises and employees of Hooters Casino Hotel are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a Prize. Additionally, relatives of such employees are not eligible to win. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, relatives are defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren

PRIVACY:

Except as otherwise stated in these official rules, the use of the information each entrant submits in this Sweepstakes is governed by Punishment Athletics Enterprises.

WINNERS/PRIZE:

Unless indicated otherwise on the Web Site, one (1) Prize will be awarded for this Sweepstakes. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize will vary by Sweepstakes. No transfer, cash equivalent or Prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor may require winner(s) to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (as more fully discussed below) as a condition of winner being awarded a Prize. Decisions made by Sponsor(s) are final in all matters, including interpretation of these official rules, awarding of the Prize and the value placed on a Prize and those decisions are final, binding and cannot be appealed. If legitimately claimed, the Prize will be awarded. In no event will more than the stated number of Prizes be awarded. All expenses not specified herein, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes, are each winner’s sole responsibility. The winner will be required to present a credit card and valid photo identification upon check-in at Hooters Casino Hotel.

ODDS OF WINNING:

The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY / DISCLAIMER / OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of Sponsor(s).

Winners may be required to sign, have notarized and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within five (5) days of receipt of such document(s) or Prize will be forfeited. All Prize claims and winner materials will be verified by Sweepstakes judges. If this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, because of any infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control which corrupts or threatens to corrupt or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor(s) reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Sweepstakes and Sponsor(s) can perform the random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to such cancellation, suspension or modification of the Sweepstakes. Winner, by acceptance of any Prize, agrees to release Sponsor(s) and the Sponsor(s) Affiliates from any and all liability, claims, actions of any kind whatsoever, demands, losses, liabilities, costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs and disbursements) and expenses for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property arising, directly or indirectly, from the receipt, redemption, ownership, use or misuse of any Prize or while traveling to and from a location to obtain or use any Prize. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority. Neither Sponsor nor the Sponsor Affiliates make any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any Prize including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither Sponsor(s) nor the Sponsor(s) Affiliates are responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by Sponsor(s) , the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes and which may limit a participant’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes. Entries that are incomplete or illegible are void and will not be accepted. Any person who supplies false information, enters by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these official rules in an attempt to obtain any Prize will forfeit the Prize won and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsor(s) shall not be responsible for failure to supply a Prize or any part thereof by reasons of any act of God or other reasons beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor and/or the Sponsor Affiliates. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict or choice of law principles. Any action by entrant or any third party brought to enforce these rules or, in connection with any matters related to the Web Site shall be brought individually without resort to class action of any kind only in either the State or Federal Courts located in Los Angeles County, California, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby waive any and all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages. Each entrant further agrees to not knowingly: damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes; prevent others from using the Sweepstakes; or obtain or modify another user’s non-public account information without their consent. Submission of an entry is acknowledgment of and agreement to be bound by all terms and conditions of these official rules. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an e-mail entry, the entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsor(s) can modify these official rules in any way or at any time, as long as Sponsor(s) gives reasonable notice.

Hooters Casino Hotel is not responsible for the selection of the winner in this promotion.

Tito Ortiz Kicks Dog Fighting’s Butt

Monday, May 4th, 2009
Yep, that’s how mixed martial arts champ Tito Ortiz rolls. Recently, the tender-hearted tough guy and father of twins (with none other than PETA princess Jenna Jameson) took time out from clocking clowns in the cage to take on dogfighting. In a hard-hitting new ad for PETA, Tito encourages people to stand up to the cowards who make canines do their fighting for them. Did I mention that we’re also giving away autographed gear from Tito’s clothing line? And while we’re on the subject of kick-ass things, here’s another behind-the-scenes PETA Files exclusive interview. ‘Cuz, you know, that’s how we roll:

ULTIMATE MMA FAN’S DREAM SWEEPSTAKES

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
  • Go to www.punishment.com and enter to win
  • 2 UFC 98 Tickets
  • 2 $250 travel vouchers
  • A 2 nights stay at Hooters Hotel and Casino
  • Dinner for two at Hooters Restaurant
  • Airport pick up and a ride to and from the fight in an official Hooters Casino Hotel Escalade.
  • $500 prize package of official Punishment Gear and autographed memorabilia

Tito Ortiz to visit troops

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Tito will be be going back to the Middle East for a third time to visit our troops. This is something that is very important for Tito. He said “This is an honorable opportunity for me to support those who are fighting for our country”

Tito Ortiz’s Punishment MMA Store

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Grand Opening Friday January 30th. Only at Hooters Casino, Las Vegas.

This was the biggest decision of my career – Back Surgery

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Since the Randy Couture fight I have had a lower back problems. Each fight it got worse. I have made it though the last 8 fight by physical therapy, methylprednisolone pills, and spinal injections for last 3 fights. I fought injured time and time again for the fans. After the Rashad fight I told the fight doctor I was having excruciating back pain. It was so bad that my security had to carry me from the octagon to my dressing room to the press conference and back. This continued for the next 4 months. If anyone has had back pain you know the pain I deal with, it got to be so bad that I was barely able to get up off the couch or drive for longer than 20 minutes. Now try to imagine training for 8 hours a day and having to fight formidable opponents like Rashad, and Machida. From November of 07 to May of 08 I did 2 separate injections and worked my ass off in physical therapy so I was able to fight Machida. During the second round of the fight I felt the same pain as I did in the Rashad fight. After the fight, I told the fight doctor I was having back pain. It never got better. I didn’t want to fall into the terrible life of having to take painkillers in order to be capable of making it through training. I simply refuse to fall into that trap. I started to look into other ways to help my back pain. I have done everything from rehab to injections to make it better and nothing has succeeded.

I was made aware that Nate Quarry had the same problem as me and got surgery. He fought 9 months after surgery and did it with power and quickness. I started to look for doctors to see how they could help me. I researched 4 different back doctors and all of their techniques seemed brutal and risky. I saw that Nate was operated on by NuVasive out of San Diego. I spent a day at the office going over all the positives and negatives. All the positives out weighed the negatives. The doctor that I went with was Dr. William Smith.

The kicker to this whole story is that the UFC denied my claim for coverage of my debilitating back injury OBVIOUSLY acquired in the octagon.

This was the last kick in the gut made by the UFC. After all of the battling, and allegiance I pledged to them, they now have stooped so low as to not give me the medical care I so desperately needed. I am not surprised at there last effort to hurt me, so I took it upon myself to get myself my surgery in hopes that my fight career will jump back on track and I will be back to the explosive monster I always have been.

On October 6th 2008 my extensive back surgery was performed in Las Vegas by Dr. Smith. It lasted 3 hours, due to the doctors careful hand and my densely muscled core that had to be separated in order to get to my spine.

My doctor was impressed with my quick recovery, and an hour after surgery I was on my feet and walking to the car.

This is now the beginning of a new era. There will never be a question again about where my heart lies… and that is with my fans. I am focused on a quick recovery, and I will be back in the cage with a renewed outlook on fighting. I am a new Tito Ortiz… one with a bright fight future…one ready to power through the light heavyweight class and get the belt around my waist again. Mark my words… the best is yet to come.

Tito “The Huntington Beach Badboy” Ortiz

OCMETRO COVER STORY – Power Broker

Monday, September 15th, 2008

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CHAMP TITO ORTIZ PUTS A HEADLOCK ON BLOOD SHORTAGES

Monday, July 28th, 2008

July 29, 2008 – Scottsdale, AZ – Mixed martial arts champ Tito Ortiz put the headlock on Arizona blood shortages this past weekend when he hosted the Ultimate Blood Drive III at Metrocenter. Thanks to a great response from fight fans, enthusiastic blood donors and the media, more than 350 people from across Arizona and surrounding states volunteered to roll up their sleeves this past Saturday. Each donor was thanked in person by Ortiz and provided an autographed photo. Gabriel Ortiz (no relation), a high school physical education teacher and baseball coach from Yuma, was the lucky donor to win the raffle for lunch with the champ. Several other donors won apparel from his Punishment Athletics clothing line. But the ultimate winners were the Arizona hospital patients who will receive the 263 pints of blood donated at the event.

Ortiz may be known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” but much of his time and energy outside the fighting arena is dedicated to charitable activities. Through the “Ultimate Blood Drive III,” he helped United Blood Services knock out the traditional decline in donations during the toughest month of the summer to meet patient needs. Many regular donors take off for cooler destinations this time of year, reducing the available donor pool by as much as 25%. Ortiz challenged his fans to step up and save lives. “Some fans look up to me as a hero, but here’s a chance for everyone to be real heroes by giving blood,” he said. “Remember, if you fight Tito Ortiz, you lose. But we can all be winners for Arizona hospital patients!”

About Tito Ortiz
Jacob “Tito” Ortiz is a legendary MMA fighter. His career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization where he was Light-Heavyweight champion and became one of the UFC’s shining stars. He is admired as both a colorful showman and talented athlete. Tito’s acting ability and charisma have earned him roles in several films and TV series, including NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” and the CBS TV series “NUMB3RS.” Ortiz is also a passionate supporter of U.S. soldiers. He recently traveled to the Persian Gulf under the sponsorship of the USO to meet with troops on duty there. Additionally, he spends time giving motivational talks to high school students and works with teen groups. For more information, visit www.titoortiz.com.

About United Blood Services

United Blood Services has been Arizona’s non-profit community blood provider since 1943 and serves patients in 50 Arizona hospitals. The UBS network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks. For more information on how to “Be a Hero,” please call 1-877-448-GIVE (4483) or visit www.UnitedBloodServices.org/Arizona.

Punishment would like to Congratulate Kendal Grove

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-07-01

Tito Ortiz and Punishment Athletics would like to congratulate Kendall Grove for his recent win!

The triangle that slipped away

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-06-28

Everyone I was watching the fight with thaught this was gonna end it in the third!