Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz will be competing for the final time as a professional MMA fighter at Bellator 170, where he faces Chael Sonnen in the main event. Ortiz, who isn’t on the best of terms with Sonnen, is making grim promises.
“This guy knows that he bit off a little more than he can chew,” Ortiz said during a media call. “I’ve been through 20 years of competition, won world titles, and stepped into that cage over and over again. The proof is in the pudding. I’m sitting here listening to the tone that Chael has, and it sounds like he’s drowning. And on Jan. 21, he’s going to be drowning in his own blood.”
Sonnen, who hasn’t competed in a long time after dealing with a suspension for a failed drug test, is still a dangerous fight and Ortiz knows what he has to do in order to get the win.
“I know what I need to do,” Ortiz said. “I need to defend the takedown. I need to watch out for the punches. I need to watch out for the guillotine. I know all of the moves that Chael has done, and my job is to go in and destroy him. On Jan. 21, two days before my birthday, I want to get the fight of the night. I hope Chael’s in great shape because when I’m on top of him, he’s going to (expletive) himself. I’m going to throw my elbows through his face, and like I said, this is no joke.”
Bellator 170 takes place on Saturday, January 21 from The Forum in Inglewood, California with Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz headlining.