Found August 27, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Tito Ortiz
With the UFC hosting two events within the span of four days this week, it’s understandable the Octagon is hoarding most of the MMA headlines. However, with Bellator MMA preparing for their first pay-per-view broadcast, they had parent company Viacom pull some strings so Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (pictured) and Tito Ortiz could go through ESPN’s “carwash” on Monday. The former UFC light heavyweight champions, who headline Bellator’s November 2 PPV card, hopped on nearly every show offered on ESPN yesterday to promote their upcoming scrap. On “MMA Live,” Rampage and Ortiz discussed why this fight makes sense at this stage of their careers, putting their friendship aside for the love of money, among many other subjects. Bellator has plenty riding on the success of this event, and they decided to throw all their eggs in a pair of past-their-prime fighters’ baskets. We’ll see how this roll of the dice works out for them… Please click the media player below to watch their interview:

EVOLVE News & Notes + Rampage/Ortiz Fight & More

– For those who may have missed it yesterday, the 8/23 WWE SmackDown on Syfy did a final 1.90 (1.9) cable rating, with 2.57 million viewers. This number is up from last week’s show that did a 1.83 (1.8) cable rating with 2.40 million viewers. – A Featherweight Championship match between title holder Pat Curran and recent Bellator Featherweight Tournament winner Daniel Straus...

Rampage Jackson & Tito Ortiz To Invade ESPN Tomorrow

New TNA iMPACT! Wrestling stars Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz will be all over ESPN this coming Monday to promote their upcoming fight in the main event of the Bellator MMA debut pay-per-view on November 2nd. Look for the two to appear live on SportsCenter as well as numerous other ESPN shows. UPDATE: We’ve confirmed that the two...

Hulk Hogan Arm-Wrestling Contest Photos, Sting/Carlito, Ortiz

– We reported yesterday that World Wrestling Council (WWC) recently announced TNA iMPACT! Wrestling star Sting will be appearing on their 40th anniversary show on September 21st at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Sting will wrestle former WWE Superstar Carlito in the main event of the show. Also confirmed for the card is a tag-team match featuring Carlos Colon...

ESPN Promotes Wrong MMA Promotion (PHOTO)

Bellator MMA has been doing a lot to build its name and gain notoriety alongside UFC, but even the World Wide Leader is having trouble naming the second largest MMA promotion in the county.  Ahead of their fight on November 2nd at Bellator 106, Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson appeared on SportsCenter to promote the fight and were incorrectly labeled as “UFC Stars”. An honest...

Rampage Says He Wants To Put Bellator On The Map

Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz recently spoke about their upcoming fight. Here is what they had to say… Rampage on Signing With Bellator: “This is a good time right now,” Jackson said. “We just signed with Bellator, and I want to help put Bellator on the map. Why not do it with a legend with someone like Tito?” Tito on Their Relationship: “I think it’s business,”...

Bellator has to be Thrilled ESPN Referred to its 'Stars' as 'UFC Stars'

Bellator MMA so hates the UFC that when it made its deal with Spike TV part of said deal was that was that said network would make like the latter didn't exist. Which leads one to wonder -- who hated ESPN referring to Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson as 'UFC Stars' more, the UFC or Bellator? [BWO With Leather] **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return...

Tito & Rampage on Sportscenter, Knux & Wes Brisco Interview, More

- Embedded below is footage of Knux and Wes Brisco’s interview with The Roman Show. They discuss how TNA has made progress, Rampage and Tito in TNA and other topics. - Petey Williams is celebrating his 32nd birthday today. - Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson both made appearances on today’s Sportscenter to hype their upcoming MMA fight. Neither of them mentioned their association...
MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.