Tito Ortiz: I felt like Jon Jones stabbed me in the backPosted on September 7, 2012, 11:33 AM by Anton Gurevich
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, revealed in an interview with MMAWeekly.com that he felt back-stabbed by Jon Jones' recent interview with MMAFighting.com, where the reigning champ stated he's not complaining about money, unlike "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy".
Ortiz has now dedicated himself to promoting young up-and-coming MMA fighters, opening his own management company. Former champ has also partnered with Roy Englebrecht for "Fight Club MMA: Rising Stars," which debuts on October 6th at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Orange County, California.
Here's Ortiz's double shot at Jon Jones on Twitter and later in an interview with MMAWeekly.com:
"@JonnyBones I'm disappointed in u. When no one else had your back I did. The only reason u make the money u do is because I fought & spoke out no other fighters would. The next time u are riding in your Bentley remember who fought for the fighters. If not u maybe riding in a truck. #noonehadtheballtostandthereground."
"I think he's a great guy. I've hung out with him in Vegas and I really took a liking to the kid because he's, I think he's the next best great thing. Then, all of a sudden, I heard an interview from him saying, 'People need to stop comparing me to Tito Ortiz because I don't talk about money.' And, I took a very heartfelt, that was like a stab to my back. I stood up for you when no one else did, I stood up for you and you turn around and say something like that? You have to understand, when you drive around in your Bentley, or, I don't know if he even has it anymore since he wrecked it into a tree, but when you're driving around in your Bentley, you have to understand, I'm the person who put my life on the line and my career and my image and my name on the line to take everything I did to battle for the type of contracts that you have, for the money that you're making."