Tito Ortiz Says UFC Blocked Bellator From Running Event In Anaheim


Tito Ortiz would have preferred to fight Stephan Bonnar in Orange County.

Instead their Nov. 15 Bellator battle will take place at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center and while Ortiz was pushing for the match to happen at Anaheim’s Honda Center, he says it can’t because his former employer blocked the move.

“The UFC said no. They tried to get to the Pond, and the UFC didn’t let it happen,” Ortiz said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. “They wanted to do it at the Pond and the UFC said no.”

The UFC declined comment on Ortiz’s allegation.