Bonnar Takes Another, Ortiz Coach Trains Stephan For Bellator Bout

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Another member of the Tito Ortiz camp has left the former UFC light-heavyweight champion, in favor of his upcoming opponent, Stephan Bonnar.

Tito Ortiz broke news of the even, citing an article on UT San Diego,

The story reads,

In a strange twist, Paul Herrera, a longtime friend of Ortiz’s who coached Ortiz in his victory over Alexander Shlemenko in May, is coaching Bonnar for the November 15 fight at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.


In a phone interview Tuesday, Herrera said he originally offered his services to Ortiz, whom he’s known since Ortiz was one of his wrestlers when he was a wrestling coach at Huntington Beach High in the early 90s.

But their schedules didn’t match up, and Herrera was asking for more money than Ortiz was willing to pay. So Ortiz declined, and is now working with Saul Soliz and Jason Parillo.