By Jason Perkins
Check out the following excerpts from an article posted on mmajunkie.com:
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will be a cast member on the upcoming celebrity edition of “The Apprentice.“
Past seasons of the show featured approximately 16 “job applicants” from various backgrounds vying for real-world jobs within Trump’s empire.
The upcoming season will feature 16 celebrities (of varying degrees) competing in a similar format.
The celebrities were revealed today when paparazzi photographed some of the cast members completing a task in New York City. Celebrity blogs and news outlets have since publicized the names, which include Ortiz, Lennox Lewis (boxer), Gene Simmons (front man for the rock group “KISS”), Omarosa (former cast member on “The Apprentice”), Stephen Baldwin (actor), Carol Alt (model), Vincent Pastore (actor from “Sopranos”), John Cena (professional wrestler) and Marilu Henner (actress).
The list is incomplete; additional names will eventually be revealed.
The timing of Ortiz’s involvement the show is peculiar. The light heavyweight was expected to headline a November UFC 78 event against Rashad Evans. However, Bisping took the fight in Ortiz’s place, and it was presumed stalled contract negotiations between Ortiz and UFC officials was the reason why. There’s no word if his involvement in the show played a roll in the fight’s cancellation.