Chael Sonnen responds to fixed fight allegations from Bellator 170

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The fallout from Tito Ortiz submitting Chael Sonnen continues. Chael Sonnen gives his side. Tito Ortiz gave his side of the story regarding those who allege the fight was fixed.  He said in no uncertain terms, he did not and would not fix a fight. Ortiz caught Sonnen in a Rear Naked Choke, and despite … Read moreChael Sonnen responds to fixed fight allegations from Bellator 170

Tito Ortiz on Chael: “I made him look like a fool.”

Tito Ortiz on Chael: "I made him look like a fool."

Bellator 170 is in the books and so too is the remarkable career of mixed martial arts legend and pioneer Tito Ortiz.

Ortiz defeated Chael Sonnen in his final fight, submitting him in the first round. Following the bout, numerous people took to Twitter to discuss a number of things regarding the match.

Two of the most hot button topics were whether or not the fight may have been fixed, and how long Tito held on to the choke after Chael tapped. For anyone who didn’t watch, referee John McCarthy had to step in and physically push Tito off of Chael.

We have seen fighters hold on to submissions too long in the past. Rousamir Palhares has been criticized of this tactic on more than one occasion. One such instance, a lengthy hold of a Kimura on Jake Shields, resulted in Palhares being stripped of his WSOF welterweight title and suspended indefinitely by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Tito contends that maybe he held on for a second too long, but not without reason. Tito touched on that, and invited naysayers about his win down to his gym to see just how effective that choke can be.

That and more from Tito Ortiz:

Tito Ortiz addresses those who believe his fight was fixed

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Some fans have alluded to the fact that Tito’s win over Chael Sonnen looked “fishy”. Ortiz responds When Tito Ortiz submitted Chael Sonnen Saturday night at Bellator 170, a percentage of people on the internet thought the finish looked a bit odd.  Some said the choke wasn’t under the chin.  People said Chael allowed Tito … Read moreTito Ortiz addresses those who believe his fight was fixed

He’s in, no he’s out – Bellator pulls plug on Sonnen grappling at SUG 3

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Bellator says Chael Sonnen is a no go for SUG 3 match this weekend Chael Sonnen is days removed from a first round submission loss to Tito Ortiz at Bellator 170.  He also wears a promoter’s hat, and run Submission Grappling promotion is hosting SUG 3 this  weekend in Portland, OR.  Originally, one of the … Read moreHe’s in, no he’s out – Bellator pulls plug on Sonnen grappling at SUG 3

Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen drive strong Bellator 170 ratings

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A lot of people watched Bellator 170 on Saturday night The Bellator 170 ratings are in, and they’re impressive. An average of 1.3 million viewers watched Bellator 170 on Saturday night, per SportsTVRatings.com.  The main event match between Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen peaked at 1.85 million viewers.  It was the third most viewed Bellator … Read moreTito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen drive strong Bellator 170 ratings

Social Media gives love to Tito Ortiz as he says farewell

Social Media gives love to Tito Ortiz as he says farewell

Last night at Bellator 170 mixed martial arts icon Tito Ortiz stepped into the cage for the final time. Ortiz capped off his career with a first-round submission victory over Chael Sonnen, walking out on top. The UFC Hall of Famer is the reason many fighters today got into the sport, so there was no … Read moreSocial Media gives love to Tito Ortiz as he says farewell

Bellator 170 Main Card Results – Big night for Tito Ortiz and Paul Daley

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Bellator 170 Results The Forum in Inglewood, CA played host to a memorable night of mixed martial arts action tonight.  In the Bellator 170 main event, a retiring Tito Ortiz submitted Chael Sonnen in the first round.  For Ortiz, he leaves the sport on a high note, after a very personal battle of words with … Read moreBellator 170 Main Card Results – Big night for Tito Ortiz and Paul Daley

Under the Radar – The Co-Main at Bellator 170 packs a punch

ward daley packs a punch

Paul “Semtex” Daley set to meet Brennan Ward in a fight sure to be a puncher’s delight Everyone is talking about Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen today, as it should be. Chael is renowned for his ability to sell a fight. This is the last time legitimate icon Tito Ortiz will step into the cage. … Read moreUnder the Radar – The Co-Main at Bellator 170 packs a punch

Tito Ortiz – People’s Champion lends a helping hand to motorist

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Tito Ortiz helps motorist push his car after Bellator Weigh Ins Tito Ortiz is a good guy.  Today after his Bellator 170 weigh in, Tito Ortiz and his family were on their way to get some lunch.  Apparently they came across a motorist who had stalled on the road.  Tito jumped out of his car … Read moreTito Ortiz – People’s Champion lends a helping hand to motorist

Bellator 170 Sit Down – Tito Ortiz talks Legacy, Kids, His Last Fight

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We’re three days away from Tito’s last fight, here’s what he said in his Bellator Sit Down Tito Ortiz is nearing the end of an amazing 20 year journey.  He’s done it all in the sport of MMA and continues to be among the most popular stars the sport knows.  His commitment to his fans … Read moreBellator 170 Sit Down – Tito Ortiz talks Legacy, Kids, His Last Fight

Tito Ortiz makes the walk for the last time – end of an era

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Say whatever you want about Tito Ortiz. He’s brash, outspoken, keen on hyperbole, and at times his own worst enemy. That said, he’s an Icon, and as he makes that last walk to the cage, we remember what makes him so memorable.   The Huntington Beach Bad Boy, hair bleached, flames on his shorts, carrying … Read moreTito Ortiz makes the walk for the last time – end of an era

A closer look at the rest of the Bellator 170 card

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As it stands right now, this is the official card for Bellator 170, which takes place January 21. Spike Main Card Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson Preliminary card (Spike.com) Chinzo Machida vs. Jamar Ocampo Jack … Read moreA closer look at the rest of the Bellator 170 card

The High Five – January’s Five Must See Fights

High Five January's Must See Fights

If your New Year’s Resolution was to watch more MMA, January has you covered with some amazing scraps. People look forward to fights for different reasons.  Sometimes it’s a match up you know will deliver tons of action and sometimes it’s a compelling story. Let’s take a look at five fights that should have your … Read moreThe High Five – January’s Five Must See Fights