This week in Las Vegas, Zuffa, LLC gathered the world’s greatest fighters under one roof to conduct their annual Fighter Summit. Apparently, weight classes don’t apply when mixed martial artists collide in classrooms.
Shortly after one of Wednesday’s session wrapped, former UFC light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz and heavyweight Matt Mitrione were involved in a minor altercation. Thankfully for fight fans, Roy Nelson was on hand to capture the footage (That is indeed “Big Country’s” mullet in the picture above, courtesy of Chad Mendes).
As Strikeforce commentator Gus Johnson once unforgettably said, “Sometimes these things happen in MMA, a lot of testosterone in the [hotel].”
“That’s @titoortiz sitting front row. I haven’t had the opportunity to meet him yet!” Mitrione tweeted earlier in the day.
Their beef started when Mitrione appeared on ‘The MMA Hour’ in March. “Meathead” suggested Ortiz would likely pull out of his UFC 132 scrap against Ryan Bader and have girlfriend Jenna Jameson step in for him.
“We all know that Tito is going to give some type of excuse and back out, so Jenna is gonna have to step in and fight Bader for Tito’s honor,” Mitrione stated. “But Bader, be really carefully because this is a trap fight. We all know that she’s awesome off her back and that she’s got phenomenal top control, but remember that she doesn’t choke easily.”
Jameson has a set of twin boys with Ortiz. She retired from the adult entertainment industry in 2008.
Please click the media player below to watch their minor spat: