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Tito Ortiz shreds Chael Sonnen about promise to his dying father - 'He's a filthy liar who needs rehab'

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Bellator 170: "Ortiz vs. Sonnen" comes to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., this Saturday night (Jan. 21, 2017), featuring a blockbuster main event between two former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters and legendary trash talkers against each other -- "Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz and "The Bad Guy" Chael Sonnen.

In one of their many promos to build up the fight, Sonnen revealed that he made a deathbed promise to his dad to beat Ortiz back when "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" was UFC's Light Heavyweight champion.

"Listen, Tito Ortiz was the world champion when my father passed away and I made him one final promise on his death bed and hand to God this is a true story, I said, 'Dad, I am going to beat Tito Ortiz and I'm gonna be the world champion. It's the one promise that I never kept. And on January 21st I'm going to make that right."

Meanwhile, on a recent edition of "Pardon My Take Podcast," Ortiz dismissed this idea as a complete and utter fabrication.

"Not even a second. Nope. That's a lie from Chael. He's a compulsive liar. The guy needs to go to rehab to stop lying. He's a compulsive liar and his father's turning over in his grave right now. He's a filthy liar. That's a lie."

That's not all that Ortiz thinks Sonnen is prevaricating about.

"He says he's beaten legends, he says he's beaten Hall of Famers, give me one legend or one Hall of Famer he beat."

The hosts Big Cat & PFT Commenter tried to remind Ortiz that Sonnen has actually beaten him before, so maybe he did, in fact, beat a legend.

"I wasn't competing as the champion at the time. A wrestling match is totally different than a fight. When you're fighting for your life it's different than a wrestling match. That's a competition. This is a fight for your life. Totally different."

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