This Is Gonna Hurt - Tito Ortiz

This Is Gonna Hurt

By Tito Ortiz

  • Release Date - Published: 2008-05-06
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Tito Ortiz
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 16 Ratings)

This Is Gonna Hurt Tito Ortiz read online review & book description:

One of the most charismatic, controversial fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, Tito Ortiz recounts his rise to Ultimate Fighting Championship stardom, from growing up as a Huntington Beach bad boy, to becoming a showman in the octagon in front of 20,000 live fans and 4 million television viewers.

He's the ultimate showman in the world's greatest spectator sport—a controversial, charismatic figure who has dominated Ultimate Fighting for more than ten years as one of its most exciting and skillful stars.

But for Tito Ortiz, life very nearly took a different path. Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Ortiz spent part of his childhood living in motels and in the backs of other people's houses, as his heroin-addicted parents were forced to leave one apartment after another. By the time he was in sixth grade, he had dabbled in almost every drug available, and his early youth involved time in juvenile detention centers, a string of petty crimes, and a stint in a local gang. Then, in high school, Tito discovered wrestling—the perfect match for this tough, streetwise, ambitious kid.

Tito made his mixed martial arts debut at UFC 13 in 1997, winning his first fight in twenty-two seconds. In 2000, he was chosen as a light heavyweight contender in UFC 25 and took the belt, successfully defending it five times in the following three years.

Tito Ortiz pulls no punches as he recounts his journey from Huntington Beach Bad Boy to UFC superstardom—his difficult upbringing, his first marriage and struggles with fidelity, his battles with the UFC, his career highs and lows, and his current happy relationship with former porn star Jenna Jameson. An inspirational story of beating the odds, and an incredible glimpse into just what it takes to win in the world's most brutal arena, This Is Gonna Hurt is raw, frank, funny, and as fearless as its subject.

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Posted Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By Gtrain44
    Best book I've ever read. Tito is my new idle. Best fighter to ever live and still be a good hearted guy
  • Tito KOs Liddell

    3
    By wpulgarin
    At long last, Ortiz was able to outdo Chuck Liddell at something. That something was writing a better book. Ortiz's life has been full of ups and downs, and he is straightforward about his struggles with women, drugs, and fame. A lot of times when people write their story, they tend to paint themselves in a better, more agreeable light. But Ortiz doesn't try to do this. He is revealing and honest. Interesting, informative, and insightful, this book delivers a KO to all the other MMA biographies that have been coming out in this past year. Far from being perfect, and far from being a role model, Ortiz reminds us that no matter how badly things are stacked against us, we can always just step into the ring called "life" and fight.

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