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Tito Ortiz not making excuses for loss to Liam McGeary BUT the champ uses lots of leg lotion

"The first little exchange and then going for the takedown I went for his legs and his legs felt ... I don't want to say slippery, but just super soft. I just let my arms slide up the side of him and I had to re-shoot again. A little baby lotion or lotion. He uses a lot of lotion on his legs. Everybody, I mean, not everybody, but most people put lotion on themselves, so maybe he put a lot of lotion on prior. He caught me in a submission. He was the better man."

Bellator headliner and mixed martial arts (MMA) pioneer Tito Ortiz is not making any excuses for his loss to Liam McGeary in the main event of Bellator 142: "Dynamite 1" last month in San Jose, Calif. (watch it), because the reigning light heavyweight champion was the better man, plain and simple. However, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" told Submission Radio (via MMA Fighting) he couldn't help but wonder why the Brit had legs that were as soft as a baby's bottom, which forced the UFC import to re-shoot during their early exchanges (recap). I have a feeling someone in the SAP Center, particularly in the Building Services department, is going to have some explaining to do, because we can't have the water in the locker room showers -- obviously at fault for drying out the champ's delicate skin -- influencing the outcome of marquee fights. Color me outraged.

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