One of the larger news stories that dropped in the world of MMA recently was Chael Sonnen’s move to Bellator. When Sonnen’s suspension ran out he repeatedly hinted at a return to mixed martial arts. However, the last thing we expected was to see ‘The Bad Guy’ jump ship to Bellator.
The question on many people’s lips since Sonnen announced the signing was, who will he fight first? The answer, is Tito Ortiz. ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ had been mentioned as a possibility soon after the news. Sonnen himself said that Ortiz is a friend but when the two of them are in a room together there is an obvious competitive dynamic.
This could bring some fireworks when it comes time to throwdown. Ortiz announced the bout on the series finale of Inside MMA. He noted that the fight will be taking place on January 21st. Although that is a place holder at the moment: “I’m not sure on the date, but we are gonna fight.”
I am really excited to see what Bellator have to offer next, including this fight. Bellator have been delivering some great events for several months. There is some great talent coming up and they have made some big acquisitions. One of those being famous welterweight, Rory MacDonald. Sonnen and ‘The Red King’ previously indicated on Twitter that they could meet in the cage at ‘gangsterweight’. Sounds like a plan to me.
Source: MMA Weekly