Tito Ortiz isn’t letting a devastating knockout discourage him.
In the co-main event of Triller Fight Club’s “Legends 2” event on Saturday, Ortiz lost his pro boxing debut in just 81 seconds after being struck by a surgical combination from fellow former UFC champion Anderson Silva. It the first loss since 2015 for Ortiz, who has competed sporadically for the past decade.
Ortiz, 46, wasted no time in the aftermath of the loss angling for his next fight, which he suggested via Twitter should be against YouTuber-turned-pro boxer Logan Paul. Like his brother Jake, Paul has become one of the faces of the celebrity boxing boom and despite failing to pick up a win in three outings so far, recently negotiated a high-profile exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather for Showtime Boxing this past June.
“Logan Paul we lost our last fights let’s entertain our fans,” Ortiz wrote in a tweet in which he also tagged Triller.
Ortiz did not specify whether he is interested in boxing Paul or if he’d welcome Paul into the MMA realm.
Paul’s boxing match with Mayweather—which actually ended without an official decision due it being an exhibition—was promoted by Showtime. The elder Paul brother is yet to compete for Triller, the organization that promoted Jake’s bout with Ben Askren and broadcast his bout with former NBA player Nate Robinson. Jake’s most recent fight, a win over Tyron Woodley, was also promoted by Showtime.
Ortiz also posted a message on Instagram further addressing his loss to Silva:
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