Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

UFC veteran Tito Ortiz hopes to end career with Forrest Griffin rubber match

In his last fight in the UFC, veteran Tito Ortiz is hoping that it will be against Forrest Griffin.

Oritz spoke with MMA Junkie Radio and stated that his next fight will be his last.

“I just turned 37 years old,” he said. “I’ve been in the game for 15 years and competing only with the UFC. I know it’s time for me to kind of hang ‘em up.”

Not only did Ortiz mention his retirement plans, but also stated his interest in getting a third fight against foe Forrest Griffin.

“We have a history,” Ortiz said. “I won the first won, they gave Forrest the second one, and fans want to see the third one. Me and Forrest had our bickering words back and forth on Twitter, of course. I think Forrest deserves it, man. I really like Forrest. I think he’s a tough guy. We’d put on a great match.”

Source: MMAJunkie
Brandon Vera injured, out of UFC on FX 3 rematch with Thiago Silva

A rematch in the light heavyweight division will have to wait, as Brandon Vera has pulled out of his fight with Thiago Silva due to injury.

UFC officials made the announcement today that Vera will be out of UFC on FX 3 and a replacement will be announced to take on Silva.

UFC on FX 3 will take place on May 15 from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.

Source: MMAJunkie
With Izquierdo out, Means faces Magalhaes at UFC on Fuel TV 1

Yoislandy Izquierdo will have to wait a bit longer to make his debut inside the Octagon.

Officials announced this week that Izquierdo has withdrawn from his bout on Fuel TV and will be replaced by Tim Means. Means will take on Bernardo Magalhaes in a lightweight match-up on the preliminary card.

UFC on Fuel TV will go down on Feb. 15 from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb.

Source: MMAJunkie
Showtime Announces M-1 Challenge Event for March 16

M-1 Global is returning to Showtime.

An event has been added to the 2012 schedule, which will take place on March 16. The event is expected to be called M-1 Challenge 31.

No further information has been announced for the venue.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Tito Ortiz reacts to his submission victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 132 (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.