Undefeated UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione (4-0) was on “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani today to talk about his scuffle with Tito Ortiz (15-8-1) that occurred at last week’s UFC Fighter Summit in Las Vegas.
Mitrione explained that he went up to Ortiz to introduce himself and Ortiz pushed him and that is what set off the interaction that was caught on video.
It seems Ortiz was upset over some things Mitrione had previously said which included references to Ortiz’s significant other, Jenna Jameson, who is also the mother of their twin sons.
Mitrione said Ortiz probably felt, as a man, he had to stand up for someone talking about his woman, and he respects that. However, Mitrione also said he would be willing to cut weight and meet Ortiz at a catch weight to settle this in the Octagon if need be.
But Mitrione made it very clear, “If Ryan Bader doesn’t retire him, I’ll retire his old ass.”