Tito Ortiz is a former UFC light heavyweight champion who has defended his title five times. After retiring in 2012, he signed with Bellator MMA and other promotions to continue his career. Apart from MMA, Ortiz has also tried his hand at acting, city councilman, wrestling, boxing, and even became an energy drink creator. Despite his age, Ortiz still loves to take on new challenges and explore different opportunities.
UFC Legend Tito Ortiz has made headlines once again after testing himself at the National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) center in Pennsylvania. Ortiz pushed himself to the limit by enduring an ultra-difficult centrifuge, which resulted in him passing out.
A video of his hilarious expression during the ordeal has gone viral on social media.
Ortiz visited the National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) center to experience the effects of centrifugal force on the human body. The training involves exposing participants to G-forces of up to 9, which is equivalent to over 2,000 pounds of pressure on the body. While many participants have passed out during this training, Ortiz decided to give it a try and see how much he could handle.
After sitting down and putting on a g-suit, Ortiz was ready to take on the challenge. As soon as the centrifuge began to operate, his face began to contort and turn into mush. Despite struggling to hold on, Ortiz eventually passed out, which was captured in the video that went viral on social media.
While passing out during the training was not uncommon, Ortiz still shared his experience on his Instagram account. He described how it felt to experience nine Gs for the first time and how challenging it was. Ortiz wrote, “Going from one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine Gs seemed like forever in this flight simulator. Day one is down back at it tomorrow morning.”