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Chael Sonnen Responds To Tito Ortiz’s Callout

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It’s a hard thing for fighters to stay away after retiring as an active MMA competitor. There are a few reasons for this. It could be the money, the glory and just the desire to compete. At the end of the day, there are a lot of mixed martial artists that can’t stay away.

This leads us to former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, who has retired multiple times. It appears that the 42-year-old  Hall of Famer might just come back to take another fight.

His latest surgery was on his neck, and after he got out of the hospital, he took to social media to thank fans and well-wishers for their support along the way. He also ended the statement with a challenge to the man he beat in his last fight, Chael Sonnen. “I’m alive. I’m fixed. Now it’s time to get ready, because Chael, I’m kicking your ass.”

This led to Sonnen responding to Ortiz via Twitter. If you recall, Ortiz scored a win over Sonnen earlier this year at Bellator 170 when Ortiz forced Sonnen to tap out to a rear-naked choke.

Since Ortiz defeated Sonnen by submission in the first round of their fight at Bellator 170 in January, he has received several insults from Sonnen, who clearly wants a rematch. Sonnen is coming off a win over Wanderlei Silva at Bellator NYC, which saw Ortiz sit at cage side for the fight.

Following Bellator NYC, Sonnen has been trying to get a fight with another retired UFC Hall of Famer, Chuck Liddell. However, that bout is unlikely. A rematch with Ortiz is very likely though.