Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Tito Ortiz claims UFC blocked Bellator from running show in Anaheim

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    BC, Canada
    Posts
    19,177

    Default Tito Ortiz claims UFC blocked Bellator from running show in Anaheim

    Tito Ortiz claims UFC blocked Bellator from running show in Anaheim
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/9/21...how-in-anaheim
    If it was up to Tito Ortiz, his Nov. 15 fight against Stephan Bonnar would be held in his Orange County backyard.

    But according to Ortiz, the fight will be held at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center instead of Anaheim's Honda Center due to interference by his former company.

    Ortiz helped christen the building for MMA back in 2006, when the arena was known as the Arrowhead Pond, as the native of nearby Huntington Beach won a split decision of Forrest Griffin at UFC 59, the first UFC event held in California. Since then, the home of the Anaheim Ducks has gone on to become one of the UFC's signature venues, hosting everything from Cain Velasquez's heavyweight title win over Brock Lesnar, to UFC on FOX 1, to Ronda Rousey's win over Liz Carmouche in the first women's fight in UFC history.

    "The UFC said no. They tried to get to the Pond, and the UFC didn't let it happen," Ortiz said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. "They wanted to do it at the Pond and the UFC said no."

    The UFC declined comment on Ortiz's allegation.
    "We're in San Diego, I have thousands of fans down there, they get to watch me live in their own backyard," Ortiz said.

    Meanwhile, Bellator's card will run head-to-head with UFC 180, the company's Mexico City debut, featuring Velasquez. vs Fabricio Werdum for the heavyweight title. Ortiz says he's a fan of the idea.

    "I think it's kinda cool actually to tell you the truth, see how much weight my name can hold," Ortiz said. "i think the big difference in all of it is, all the fans get to watch free fights instead of having to pay for fight. They get to watch free on Spike, and I think diehard fight fans will be watching no matter what, Tito Ortiz fans will be there no matter what, and Stephanie Bonnar fans will be there no matter what."
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    South of the border...
    Posts
    510

    Default

    I'm absolutely certain that the Stephan Bonnar fans will be watching... all 3 of 'em...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Deep down the rabbit hole.
    Posts
    7,274

    Default

    I'll be watching Bonnar beat Tito up.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    9,439

    Default

    no matter what, Tito Ortiz fans will be there no matter what, and Stephanie Bonnar fans will be there no matter what."
    Redundancy is so redundant.
    You say shark I say hey man, Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    The Danger Zone
    Posts
    680

    Default

    I don't really get how the 'UFC said no'. Do they really have a say if the arena is rented out to Bellator for a night?

    It just doesn't add up. If it was like the MGM Grand or something, I could see that, as the UFC holds like half of their shows there. But an arena that gets like 1 show a year (total guess on that one), turning down tens of thousands of dollars, and they 'asked' the UFC if it was ok for Bellator to have a show there? And what the hell would it matter if they did hold a show there, what would be the UFC's purpose of blocking it? (because they think they'd lose fans in the area or whatever)

    Calling total bullshit on Tito on this one. Things just don't add up.

    Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men. See the Alligator Boy, ride my famous Murder Ride. Most of all, don't forget to take home some of my tasty fried chicken! Ha ha! It just tastes so damn good!

    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    I wanted to watch two fat guys stare at each other huffing and puffing

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •