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Video: Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz have hard-to-watch debate ahead of Bellator 170

The ballot won't be cast for another three months, but that won't stop two verbal pugilists from throwing blows in the interim. Bellator 170: "Ortiz vs Sonnen" comes to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Jan. 21, 2016. It's the only fight announced so far for the card. And, quite frankly, may be the only fight you need to announce. It will be the first fight for Chael Sonnen since the self-described "Bad Guy" signed with Bellator.

Sonnen quickly vowed to go on "a legends ass kicking tour" and threw out names like Tito Ortiz as possible opponents.

For the "Bad Boy," Ortiz, it will be his first bout since 2015 when he lost a world title shot against Liam McGeary. Before that devastating defeat Ortiz reeled off back-to-back wins for the first time in years, finishing Alexander Shlemenko and outworking Stephan Bonnar.

Both men are returning from long layoffs and losses in their last fight. So, while they prepare physically for the war, they are happy to score some points verbally in the mock political debate seen here.

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