Ahead of their competition, Ortiz and Sonnen jabbed at one another at the Bellator 170 pre-fight press conference on Thursday.
“Tito always says I’m using my mouth to get my opportunities. The only person that I know that made money using their mouth was his ex-wife,” Sonnen said of Ortiz’s ex-girlfriend and adult film actress, Jenna Jameson.
“Well, just to correct you, it was never no marriage,” Ortiz said and paused for a moment. “You’re a f**king punk dude. That’s what you call class, compared to no class.”
“That was a nasty line by me,” Sonnen said with a big smile.
“No class at all. That’s why you see him in thongs, jeans, and a f**king t-shirt,” Sonnen said. “No class.”
Later in the press conference, Tito laid into Sonnen and his career.
“You’re a good comedian, man. That’s about it. You’re a good actor. That’s about it. I’m a fighter. You’re an actor. You’re on The f**king Apprentice because of me. You’re the bad guy because of me,” Ortiz said as Sonnen has admitted following Ortiz’s highlighted career. “You try to talk because of me.
“You never have won a world title,” said the UFC Hall of Fame legend. “Who was the last champion you ever beat? Who is the last legend as you say, you have ever beat? You call yourself a legend? What have you done legendary besides talk? Buddy, on Saturday night, those little blue eyes are gonna be sparkling even more. Just wait and watch. Just wait and watch. You’ve f**king dug you’ve grave man. You have dug your grave.”
See the full Bellator 170 pre-figth press conference below.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/20/2017.