Former UFC and Bellator star Tito Ortiz is once again at the center of controversy with his role in the Huntington Beach City Council — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Tito Ortiz reacts to being thrown out of Huntington Beach City Council meeting
Former MMA star now turned politician, Tito Ortiz has not come into his role in the Huntington Beach City Council quietly. Since Ortiz became a member of his home town council he has received lots of negative press and has been involved in multiple altercations with residents. Recently, Ortiz was involved in a very heated altercation with a Huntington Beach resident. In the video of the altercation, Ortiz can be seen getting in the face of the man who is behind the camera and getting very aggressive. This is not the only controversy Ortiz has been in as now he has been thrown out of a Huntington Beach City Council meeting for the very first time for refusing to wear a mask... again. Ortiz reacted to being thrown out.
Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz’s 2021 isn’t off to the best start. pic.twitter.com/vSW3HRWs8j— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) January 5, 2021
It has been made very clear to members of the Huntington Beach City Council that people who do not wish to wear masks may join the meetings via Zoom. It seems Ortiz completely ignored these instructions and did things his own way as per usual. In a previous interview with a local media outlet, Ortiz was asked why he does not choose to wear masks. When asked the question, Ortiz replied by saying, "It's against my constitutional rights." Will Ortiz ever stop being at the center of controversy?
UFC Unfiltered suffers an awkward error
On the latest episode of the UFC's official podcast, UFC Unfiltered, it seems that the podcast editors haven't edited the episode successfully. On the UFC's website on the link to the podcast you can clearly see text where it reads "remove mentions of Anthony Pettis." This was presumably down to Pettis' move to PFL.
hope they remembered to filter out those mentions of Anthony Pettis pic.twitter.com/Hdv8aSrDae— Alexander K Lee (@AlexanderKLee) January 5, 2021
Michael Chandler says he is a "nightmare" for Conor McGregor
New UFC signee Michael Chandler is set to face fellow lightweight top contender Dan Hooker at UFC 257. Chandler, who is a former Bellator lightweight champion has labeled himself as a "nightmare" for Conor McGregor. In an interview with ESPN, Chandler also had high praise for McGregor.
Ronda Rousey goes beast mode in the gym in new Mizuno clothing commercial
Former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been seen in a new commercial with Mizuno for the new Mizuno X Ronda Rousey Training Collection.
James Krause responds to Diego Sanchez's callout by sharing Instagram messages
UFC and MMA veteran James Krause has shared some pretty unusual Instagram messages which he has received from fellow UFC veteran Diego Sanchez.
So Diego Sanchez DM’d James Krause and now they’re fighting? I thought 2021 was gonna be normal? pic.twitter.com/UAkw5rLrpA— TheArtOfWar---- (@TheArtOfWar6) January 5, 2021
How to defend a guillotine
Enjoy this video of the most unorthodox yet superb defense of a guillotine you will ever see.
Ladies and gentlemen this is how you defend a guillotine -- pic.twitter.com/deQNkAY0Gq— Sasuke -- (@UFC_Sasuke) January 5, 2021
Brian Kelleher is officially COVID free
After having his fight against Ricky Simon on Fight Island canceled due to contracting COVID-19, UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher has confirmed that he suffered a false positive test.
Max Holloway's supportive son
At all of Max Holloway's fights you can always see his son, Rush in the crowd cheering his dad on. Here are some awesome shots of Rush cheering his dad on.
I love that Rush is his Fathers biggest fan pic.twitter.com/SBS2jAc4NQ— Λ-------- (@ImAntoMMA) January 4, 2021
Two generations of the McGregors
Enjoy these pictures of Conor McGregor and his son training together.
Two generations of McGregor's putting in the work -- pic.twitter.com/rWjZoLhW5y— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 4, 2021
How Michael Bisping watches the UFC
Is this how Michael Bisping watches the UFC with his one eye?
How Michael Bisping watches the UFC pic.twitter.com/FLMYVACM4O— Dovy-- (@DovySimuMMA) January 2, 2021