According to White, Ortiz apparently declined the rematch in favor of a showdown with Rashad Evans at UFC 73: "Stacked" on July 7.
"Tito didn’t want to come over here, the big sissy," White claimed.
As for Griffin, who lost a close decision to Ortiz last April at UFC 59, he was all for the rematch. "Most definitely, it’s a fight I wouldn’t say no to."
Based on how Forrest looked at UFC 72 agianst Ramirez, I think it was a blessing for him that he did not have to face Tito again, picking up would would most likely have been a second consecutive loss. Forrest, by his own admission, did not train his hardest for UFC 72 and clearly fought not to lose against Ramirez.