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Tito Ortiz “Tried Everything” To Keep Rampage Jackson Fight On Schedule

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz made a statement via Twitter in regards to the cancellation of his planned pay-per-view fight with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

News broke Friday that Bellator had scrapped the main event and moved the card to Spike TV due to a fractured neck suffered by Ortiz.

“I tried everything to fight,” Ortiz wrote. “My doc and (Bellator CEO) Bjorn (Rebney) made the final decision. I will heal and be back.

“Thank you for the support.”

Earlier, Ortiz had made mention of something possibly being wrong when he wrote “Sometimes I wonder why?” with a picture that read “I know everything happens for a reason, but sometimes I wish I knew what that reason was.”

The fight was to be the first in Bellator for both men, who left the UFC in the past couple of years.