MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 light heavyweight Tito Ortiz as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Stephan Bonnar Saturday night (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer believes this bout against Bonnar is 100 percent personal due to the lengths Bonnar went with his pre-fight trash talk:
“Attack my person, attack my character. I’m cool with that. But if you attack my family, attack my fans. To say they’re cheap and homeless for no reason at all. That got me angry. It got me really, really angry. It was the family thing that got me the angriest because I’ve been through so much drama and so much trauma mentally over the last five years. I was able to start with a clean slate and now for him to bring all that back up, It’s 100 percent personal. I don’t see it as just hyping a fight. It’s beyond that. I just don’t want to beat this guy. I just don’t want to choke him out. I want to hurt him. And if I step on his face after the match is over, that’s cool. If I spit on him after it’s over, it’s cool. I’m not shaking no hands. There’s no friendship that will be built off this. Hate is a strong word to use against somebody, but I really hate this guy.”