“He made a business decision. I was bummed. I wanted to fight against him. I guess in the long run, we’re friends. It would have hurt our friendship. We’re still really close friends. He has to pay his bills. I understand that. I guarantee the UFC paid a lot of money for him. I’m very happy for him. That’s awesome.”
“He would have made more money in the UFC than he would through Bellator right now. Not saying that Bellator is never gonna make that much money, but it’s gonna take a couple years. The short term right now, that’s what he’s thinking about. He doesn’t want to fight forever. He’s getting old himself and his body has taken damage. People don’t know what we go through, fighters every single day. Not even physically, but the mental torment from fans, everyone.”
In a new interview with MMAFighting.com‘s Marc Raimondi, Tito Ortiz discussed Rampage Jackson’s sudden departure from the Bellator ranks.
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