Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz successfully ended his professional MMA career at Bellator 170, where he submitted Tito Ortiz in the first round of their battle. Ortiz, who endured lots of trash talk from Sonnen, wants a public apology for it.
“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,” Ortiz said to Fight Hub TV.
Ortiz has also explained the lessons he'd learned during his 20 year career.
“I want to go out as my best, no matter what anyone says. I don’t want to go away when people say, ‘Well, he should have left a long time ago.’ I want people to go, ‘He should stay here, he should still stay around.' I’ve been in this business for 20 years. I’ve done everything I wanted to do. I’ve became a millionaire, I bought my dream home, I bought my dream car, I bought my dream boat, I’ve been able to give my kids their college tuition, all three of my boys, so I’ve done what I needed to do as a parent, as a man on this Earth and what’s the next thing for me to do is find a different career,” says Ortiz.
Ortiz earned a total of three wins in Bellator MMA, which includes a win over former middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko.