Mixed martial arts in April of 2000 wasn’t like it is today. Not even close. So when a relatively unknown 25-year old kid from Huntington Beach, California named Tito Ortiz went to Tokyo, Japan to face another virtual unknown in Wanderlei Silva for what was then known as the UFC middleweight championship, there were no pre-fight satellite tours, and no attention from FOX Sports, ESPN, or Yahoo . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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