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Saturday, February 26, 2011
Bader's dream bout would be against Ortiz

By Brett Okamoto

SYDNEY -- Following the first loss of his professional career at UFC 126, light heavyweight Ryan Bader isn't necessarily looking to rush back into the Octagon.

That said, he's not past taking a look at his division and pondering what his next step will be.

Bader (12-1) is in Australia until the end of the week on a public relations run for the UFC. Shortly after he returns, he says he'll likely contact the organization to request a return date.

There are a few light heavyweights currently without a fight scheduled that interest Bader, including Rich Franklin and Stephan Bonnar.

One name in particular interests him most.

"I would want to fight Tito Ortiz," Bader told ESPN.com. "Just because I grew up watching him. I want to have one of those guys on my r