After his lopsided victory over Stephan Bonnar, it appeared the table was set for a Tito Ortiz and ‘King’ Muhammed Lawal showdown in Bellator.
There’s just one problem.
Ortiz wants no part of King Mo.
“I mean, right now it’s all about my career,” Ortiz told Submission Radio. “I have two more fights left on my contract and I think King Mo is just stepping down in my career of fighting somebody, I want to fight somebody with opportunity to fight for a world title. Why would I fight somebody like King Mo. I mean there’s no reason to it. It just doesn’t make any sense.”
Ortiz has his eyes set on a match against Quinton Jackson, and despite ‘Rampage’ being on the outs with Bellator, Scott Coker is working on the match-up according to the challenger. If the match doesn’t happen, Ortiz already appears to be in line for a title shot against the winner of Emmanuel Newton and Liam McGeary at Bellator 133 in February.
“I have an opportunity to fight someone like Rampage Jackson who beat King Mo,” said Ortiz. “Why would I waste my two fights on somebody who doesn’t make any sense. It’s a lose/lose situation. If I beat him, I’m supposed to beat him. I lose to him, look I lost to King Mo. It’s a dumb fight. The guy is a nonsense fighter, he’s a journeyman. It doesn’t really matter.. I mean he just talks like a street hood rat. This guy just didn’t make sense to me.”
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, Tito Ortiz