Monday, August 07, 2006

TITO and KENNY 3 ???

As Sherdog.com reported on Friday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been negotiating with Tito Ortiz (Pictures) and Ken Shamrock (Pictures) to promote a third installment of their blood-feud. Apparently the talks went well. UFC president Dana White is quoted in Sunday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal that the trilogy-making bout will take place. “[Ortiz-Shamrock II] had a lot of buildup and a lot of hype and it ended in a minute,” White told Kevin Iole. “Nobody got to see the fight they paid to come to see, so we’re going to give it to them.” Sherdog.com has learned through sources close to both fighters that the show was scheduled for October 10 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and would have aired live on SpikeTV. However, there has been a holdup on securing the venue and the particulars of the event remain up in the air at this time. According to one source, the card has been finalized but no contracts have been sent out to any of the fighters due to the venue issues. It would seem likely that the show could be held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas — where Diego Sanchez (Pictures) fights Karo Parisyan (Pictures) on August 17’s UFC Fight Night — if things are not resolved in Florida. The resort is the newest piece of UFC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta’s hotel and casino empire.
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