Tito Ortiz could be placed in a Bellator light heavyweight tournament, but is focused on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and life outside of the sport. The former UFC champ feels Bellator, unlike the UFC, is looking out for his life once active competition is done.
“There’s always a possibility for that,” said Ortiz on Inside MMA. “Right now, speaking with Bellator people, it’s about building me up. They want to help me build my foundations of different models than the other company. Bellator is looking at my future, not just a fight.”
“The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” also runs Punishment Athletics MMA with Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos being his most decorated fighter. The past few weeks have seen Ortiz appear on TNA Wrestling opposite Jackson.
The two headline Bellator’s first pay-per-view on November 2. Bellator 106 comes from the Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA. No other fights have been announced, but Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said he plans to fill the card with championship bouts.