OTM Media Craze: Chael Sonnen Says Tito Ortiz “Sucks”

“Oh, Tito is terrible,” Sonnen tells Ariel Helwani of the The MMA Hour. “Tito was absolutely terrible. I was in the fight with him and that fight ended and some people said it was a fixed fight, to use that term.

“When you fight so poorly that some people can’t even imagine you fought that poorly that it has to be fixed, that’s not good. On some hands, it’s funny we can sit here and laugh about it. But that’s how bad it was.”

“Tito sucks,” Sonnen said. “I mean, Tito is so bad. And when you lose to a guy, then you suck. That’s the way it works, man. I wouldn’t put that guy without putting myself down. Tito is the worst fighter I ever fought and that makes me the worst fighter. And I just didn’t know that about myself.”

“When we got into the back and he was still a jerk about it, that confused me,” Sonnen said. “It’s like, Tito, you’re terrible. I’m the name that’s gonna move this company forward. You’ve gotta pass the torch.”

“I want to beat Tito that night, I don’t like Tito,” Sonnen said. “I don’t want Tito to have a bad life. I don’t want him to go on with a bad neck. I just don’t.

“You yelled ‘tap’ and I let go. I physically tapped and you didn’t let go. If that would have been my knee … or an arm or something, you really could have injured m

“When you go out there and step down, yeah you do some soul searching, because you don’t want it to happen again,” Sonnen said of the Ortiz loss. “It’s very embarrassing and it’s a let down, not just to you and your fans, but your coaches. My coaches put in a lot of time with me for very little thanks. I do feel like I owe it to them.”

Gunner Nelson is “Gunning” for Wonderboy and Robbie Lawler…

“I would love to fight ‘Wonderboy’ — That’s a fight people seem to want to see,” Nelson said. “That’s the fight that’s most hyped up right now. A fight with him, a good win over “Wonderboy” would be huge for my career. I would love that, but as I said, I would fight any of them.

“Robbie Lawler is a big one as well,” he continued. “Any of them guys. To be honest, I understand that I could fight Robbie or ‘Wonderboy’ and it would skip some steps to get that money and the gold and I like that idea. But, ultimately, I believe I will fight all those guys. In what order is not the most important thing to me.”

Paul Heyman on Ronda Rousey coming to the WWE…

“I think the WWE audience would embrace Ronda Rousey with open arms,” Heyman said. “Just her name recognition alone is huge. It doesn’t matter, her past two experiences in the UFC. All that matters is if she got involved in a story that people could relate to and sink their teeth into and get excited about.”

“I think Ronda Rousey doing anything in WWE is a natural fit,” he added. “I’d love to see it and would be happy to discuss with her all the benefits that she could enure by being a Paul Heyman girl.”

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