Former UFC champion Tito Ortiz is set to face multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 this Friday.
Leading up to the bout there has been trash talk on both sides, including the infamous scuffle in the cage.
Ortiz explained the intricacies of his extravagant plan he used to get Stephan Bonnar to sign to Bellator on a recent edition of Knockout Radio.
“Well, it really came down to a plan, an idea that I thought would work, worked perfectly,”
“When I first signed with Bellator, I guess Dana (White) and Bonnar kind of had an idea that if they called me out, I would come back to the UFC and fight. And this was a year ago that this happened. And I wasn’t going to let that happen.
“I wanted to fight in Bellator, so I signed with Bellator and I thought in my mind, ‘How can I get Bonnar to Bellator to finally shut him up and smash him after the things he said?’”
“And sneakily on my side, I got (fighter manager) Dave Thomas to sign him. Dave Thomas signed him and we had to think of something to make him believe that Dave Thomas doesn’t like me, that Paul Herrera didn’t like me. Paul Herrera was going to coach him. And Stephan Bonnar bit the line, hook and sinker. He thought in his own mind that all of his guys were against me and I fooled him.”
“And now it’s a week out from the fight. I know how his training camp went. I know the ins and outs. So he just got baited. That’s how bad I want to cave his face in.
“I’m the king of trash talk, but at the end of the day, the person who laughs last, laughs loudest and hardest. And that’s me.”