Tito Ortiz submitted Chael Sonnen and won his retirement bout at at Bellator 170. It was a nice send off for the UFC Hall-of-Famer, but it wasn’t without controversy. With the somewhat quick and odd looking finish, a few fans and even fighters went as far as questioning the legitimacy of the submission.
Ortiz recently went on a live video chat to answer fan questions, and he addressed these allegations as well.
“All these people are saying it was a fixed fight, those are the ones that are just f—king haters,” Ortiz said on social media. “Believe me I tried to punch him hard in the face. I tried to elbow him in the face, hard. He gave his back, and I’m going to take the choke.
“That was ‘fixed’, so that’s why I held on the choke a little longer? He even marked me. I got marks in my face from him. C’mon people. C’mon. I don’t f—king do fixed fights, stupid! Haters are gonna be haters.”
“Yeah, ‘really fixed’, man’s going to need neck surgery. That’s how fixed the fight was, you stupid asses,” Ortiz exclaimed. “C’mon people, don’t be so ignorant. Don’t be so dumb. People who do believe it, don’t be so gullible. You guys see how red his face was? I almost ripped his neck off, I almost broke his head, I almost broke his jaw, to tell you the truth. I was squeezing for dear life, that’s for sure.”
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