It looks as if the negotiations to sign the biggest free agent in all of mixed martial arts are about to come to an end.
One suitor that has been ruled out is Ortiz's last employer, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, who had been talking to the former light heavyweight champion about a possible return.
"Most likely I'm not going with the UFC, that's about 99 percent sure that that's not happening," said Ortiz in an exclusive interview with MMAWeekly.com. "I've got to be thankful for
"I did as much as I possibly could for them, and they did as much as they possibly could for me."
The new deal is still being finalized according to Ortiz, but he expects the announcement to happen by the end of the month, putting to rest his free agency and starting the next chapter of the "Huntington Beach Bad Boy."
"I'm in the midst of possibly signing with somebody. I'm going to go to a company that's going to take me very seriously and use everything that they can use for me. In the public, in fights, in everything," Ortiz stated.
"I'm going to move on and I'm going to try another company out, I'm going to see how it goes. By the end of this month there will be a big news break, where Tito Ortiz is going and what I did for a contract."
Of course his mind isn't solely wrapped around his fight career as he and girlfriend
He also added that he is "99 percent sure" where he is headed.
"I'm really excited and by the end of this month I'll let everyone know where I'm going," Ortiz commented in closing.