MMARated was at the EliteXC weigh-ins and got a nice scoop from Tito Ortiz:
* On a side note, we shot an interesting interview with Tito Ortiz in which he told us that he is having the same kind of back surgery that put Nate Quarry on the shelf and he hopes to return to competition in the Spring of 2009. He has yet to sign with anyone but he kept talking about EliteXC so, you know, basically he hasn’t signed with anyone yet.
If you don’t remember what was done to Nate, it was spinal fusion surgery. This takes Tito Ortiz out of the Golden Boy / Affliction running, which is good because there’s now 0% chance we’re going to have to watch him fight Fedor in January or whenever Affliction decides to put it’s event. Although who knows … maybe by the time Affliction finally pulls off it’s second show, Tito will be all better.