Apparently being a top searched MMA fighter doesn't mean you actually have to fight.
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Three MMA notables – Ronda Rousey, Tito Ortiz and Gina Carano - were among the top 10 most-searched athletes on Yahoo! in 2013. That’s a pretty interesting accolade for the budding sport, especially when you consider the NFL only had one name on the list and he didn’t play at all this year (Tim Tebow).
Rousey was fifth behind Tebow, Tiger Woods, Danica Patrick and Lindsey Vonn. As you might expect, six of the top 10 were attractive female athletes, including Carano at No. 10. She’s transcended MMA, like Rousey will do in 2014, by starring in movies.
Then there’s Ortiz, a strange member of this group for sure. But if you look a little closer at the list youâll see why he’s on there - and it has nothing to do with his comeback fight that never happened against Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson last month.
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Ortiz was in the news, much like No. 6 Lamar Odom, because of scandal. His ex-wife Jenna Jameson grabbed headlines all fall because of a train-wreck press tour and her constant bashing of Ortiz on Twitter.