Archive for July, 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!

3rd Annual Ultimate Blood Drive

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-06-23

save lives, meet tito, and get an autographed photo

Tito will be on MTV’s TRL

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-06-03
Tito will be interviewed on TRL in New York on June 3rd. The show will be aired on June 5th. All of Tito’s fans can come out and support him on the show.

Tito featured in LA Times

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-05-22

LOS ANGELES TIMES (May 21, 2008) – “Ortiz shows many sides in and out of octagon”

Tito on the cover of MetroMix

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-05-21

“Tito Ortiz: The Ultimate Fighting Champ Reveals His Soft Spots”

Tito Ortiz UFC 84 AfterParty

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-05-19

come and party with the champ, Vegas style!

Tito Ortiz Book Signing

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-05-14

Come out and meet Tito Ortiz and have him autograph your copy of his autobiography, THIS IS GONNA HURT-The Life of a Mixed Martial Arts champion.

New York, NYJune 3, 2008 1:00 PM Borders #566100 BroadwayNew York, NY 10005 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BOOKENDS232 East Ridgewood AvenueRidgewood, NJ 07450201.444.2784

New York, NYJune 4, 2008 7:00 PM VIRGIN MEGASTORE UNION SQUARE52 East 14th StreetNew York, NY 10003

Cincinnati, OHJune 5, 2008 7:00 PM – JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS2692 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208

Chicago, ILJune 6, 2008 7:30 PM – Borders #611540 Golf RoadSchaumburg, IL 60173

Huntington Beach, CAJune 16, 2008 7:00 PM – Barnes & Noble #27437881 Edinger AvenueHuntington Beach, CA 92647

Los Angeles, CA June 17, 2008 7:00 PM – Virgin Megastore LA6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 105Hollywood, CA 90028

San Diego, CA June 18, 2008 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Camp PendletonCamp Pendleton Country StoreBuilding 15100, Country StoreCamp Pendleton, CA 92055

Las Vegas, NVJune 19, 2008 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Nellis AFBLas Vegas, NV All vehicles must have registration and proof of insurance. All persons entering must have drivers license or other photo ID.

and 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble #21288915 W. CharlestonLas Vegas, NV 89117

Tito checks in from Big Bear training camp every Friday

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2008-04-18

From today until the May 24th Ufc fight, Tito will be sending us video to post from his private training facility in Big Bear, CA to keep all you fans up to date as he preps for what could be his last UFC fight.