...is to convince people that he is a new fighter. Now, I don't mean any disrespect, because I think Tito is one of the greats, but I am missing what people are seeing in him right now when they say he's going to win. What has changed in the past two years!?
He's fought Ken twice to great success, but Ken is way past his prime. Ken is a legend, and all that, but he is not in this game anymore. Aside from that, he has managed to scrape some meager decision wins over guys that Chuck would utterly dismantle!
Chucks FIVE KO's in that time have been fantastic and decisive victories against opponents that Tito does not really hold a candle to. I'd take Sobral over Ortiz, just as I would Couture over Ortiz (again).
Ortiz's greatest ability is self promotion. I think he's talking his talk and walking his walk into a huge payday for this fight, and when he loses decisively, I think he will be done. His hype machine will crash and everyone calling for an Ortiz victory will be shaking their heads and thinking "Whoa! Why did I think he would win this?!"