Bellator 170: Tito Ortiz Wants Chael Sonnen To Apologize Publicly For Disrespectful Comments About Family

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz had an excellent performances in his last MMA fight this weekend before officially retiring. At Bellator 170, Ortiz faced fellow UFC veteran Chael Sonnen where he won the fight via submission (rear-naked choke) in the very first round.

Following the successful victory, Ortiz still holds a personal grudge against Sonnen, who apparently made some disrespectful comments during the Bellator 170 pre-fight press conferences. Specifically for nasty comments made about his family.

Speaking with Fight Hub TV, Ortiz said Sonnen has to apologize publicly in order to squash the bad blood.

I didn’t say anything after the fight. He came to my dressing room and said, ‘Good fight, it was an honor, da da da’ and I go, ‘You’ve got to apologize to me in public.’ So we’re gonna see if he has enough balls to apologize to me in public.

He added,

I’m a kid who has a lot of respect. I believe in respect. Talking about another person’s family is something wrong to do and for what he did, that’s just the wrong thing to do. That’s always my three rules of s**t-talking: You don’t talk about a person’s family, you don’t talk about a person’s country, and you don’t lie about a person. He did all three of those things, and the big man upstairs took care of it.

Ortiz, 42, is a UFC Hall of Famer and one of the most decorated champions in UFC history. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” signed with Bellator in 2013 and has gone 3-1 with the promotion.

He has wins over the likes of Alexander Shlemenko, Stephan Bonnar, Wanderlei Silva, Ken Shamrock and Forrest Griffin.

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