MMA fighter Tito Ortiz has pulled paperwork to run for the Huntington Seaside Metropolis Council.

Ortiz, 45, grew up in Huntington Seaside, wrestling at Huntington Seaside Excessive and Golden West Faculty. He has been lively within the MMA scene for many years, debuting on the Final Preventing Championship 13 in 1997.

Often known as “The Huntington Seaside Unhealthy Boy,” he was a UFC fighter till 2012, successful a number of championships. He got here again from retirement in 2013, combating in Bellator MMA and different occasions; his final match was in Dec. 7 in opposition to Alberto Rodriguez.

Ortiz has additionally completed some appearing {and professional} wrestling; in 2011, he opened an MMA coaching heart in Huntington Seaside.

He has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump; in a Could video, he wore a “Trump/Pence Hold America Nice! 2020” T-shirt together with his accomplice Amber Nichole Miller.

In June, he posted a video of himself “defending” Huntington Seaside throughout protests over the loss of life of George Floyd. “I’m OK with protesters, I’ve no drawback with protesters,” he stated within the video. “However what I’m not OK with, is terrorists on this nation, and I’ll battle for this metropolis.”

Three out of seven council seats are up for grabs in November.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Sonya Inexperienced, Amory Hanson and Dan Kalmick had filed the paperwork for becoming a member of the race; 13 others, together with Ortiz, had pulled the papers however not returned them. Ortiz and others occupied with operating have till Aug. 7 to assemble at the very least 20 signatures from registered Huntington Seaside voters and file to be on the poll.