Tito Ortiz hears all the talk about his performance over Alexander Shlemenko this past weekend at Bellator’s first pay-per-view.
From his ex-wife, Jenna Jameson, to current and former fighters, to members of the media; everyone seems to have an opinion on the Ortiz-Shlemenko contest.
Well, the former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer doesn’t care what they have to say, as he stated on Twitter.
“The champ calls me out,” Ortiz started. “Everyone says how he’s going to KO me. I accept the fight and I’m a 5-1 underdog.
“I make him look like an amateur. Now you (people) trying to find excuses of why it happen the way it did!”
Ortiz (17-11-1) earned his first win since a 2011 submission victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 132. He lost three straight, including two TKO finishes, inside the Octagon. “The People’s Champ” stated after the fight with Shlemenko, the Bellator middleweight titleholder, that he still has three bouts on his current contract and he planned to fulfill it.
“I was in the same situation as the Ryan Bader fight,” Ortiz said. “I went through hell these last seven years and now I’m living in heaven.”
Ortiz also made a point to call out the entire light heavyweight division in Bellator, including fellow winner that night Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
“I will kick all these light heavyweights (expletive), including Rampage’s,” Ortiz boldly remarked.
Ortiz and Jackson were once scheduled to fight for Bellator last November as the promotion was planning its first pay-per-view event. Ortiz, though, suffered a neck injury and has spent the last five months recovering.