Following a week where Tito Ortiz made it known that he wants to fight Chuck Liddell one more time inside the Octagon, his last opponent decided to speak out on Ortiz “betraying” Bellator and Scott Coker.
As reported by Bloody Elbow, Chael Sonnen, who is currently in the Bellator heavyweight grand prix, took to his YouTube channel to trash Ortiz for wanting the fight against Liddell to be in the UFC.
“That’s where I’m saying it’s a scumbag move,” Sonnen said in a recent video he uploaded. “It’s like ‘Tito, after all Scott Coker did for you – I mean they ran you around, you were the face of the company, you were main eventing, you were making a bunch of money – that’s your response? You’re gonna come out of retirement, and you’re gonna fight Chuck in the UFC? You don’t give that to Coker? You’re gonna do it in the UFC?
“You finished your career at Bellator. You got treated great at Bellator. You come to the Bellator shows. Whether I like Tito or not – and I don’t – but he is a great face of the sport, people recognize him.”
Sonnen, who lost to Ortiz when they fought at Bellator 170 in 2017, thinks that Ortiz has dug himself into a hole with both organizations.
“First off, unloyal, scumbag move, my opinion,” Sonnen said. “Second off, from a PR perspective, how stupid could you be? You’re not gonna get that fight in the UFC. That isn’t gonna happen. So now, you’ve showed your loyalty, you’ve showed your cards, and you’re not gonna get it… I just didn’t get any part of it. I don’t understand how or why he would do it, I resent that he did it from a loyalty standpoint.”
Original Story: Bloody Elbow