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Saturday, 08/30/2014, 01:36 pm

Bonnar Intentionally Released By Dana White To Go Beat Up Ortiz In Bellator


Earlier this week we reported that Stephan Bonnar was packing up and heading back to SPIKE TV under the Bellator MMA banner.

Now we have a statement from the UFC boss, explaining why he allowed his contracted Hall-Of-Fame fighter to jump the promotional ship, and it’s all about his longtime nemesis in Tito Ortiz.

Via White’s media scrum (Replay HERE):

“I released him to do it. He was still under contract with us. We released him to do it and I wish him the best. He was retired. What he told me is that he wants to beat the shit out of Tito, and I’m always down for that, so I released him.”

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