MMANews.com is on location at Strikeforce tonight and can report that moments ago, Tito Ortiz and Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral exchanged words and had to be seperated before throwing down in the crowd.
When the PA announced “Babalu” in the crowd, he could be seen flipping off Ortiz.
To be begin the night the two were seated about five seats from each other but since the altercation, Sobral has been moved.
The bad blood between these to stems back to their time in the UFC when Babalu wanted a fight with Ortiz but Ortiz felt that he was above him.
It has been one of the most talked about light heavyweight match ups outside of the UFC. There have been talks that the fight would take place at an Affliction show and talks have moved more recently towards the Strikeforce cage.