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Tito Ortiz: Chael Sonnen owes me public apology for trash-talking family - 'Let's see if he has the balls'

Bellator 170: "Ortiz vs. Sonnen" went down last Saturday night (Jan. 21, 2017) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. And ore than two decades after losing a collegiate wrestling match to Chael Sonnen, the two met in a Spike TV-televised Light Heavyweight main event that lasted little more than two minutes, with Ortiz finally exacting revenge with a rear-naked choke finish to tie a ribbon around his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

However, because of some nasty pre-fight trash talking fro both sides, Ortiz is not quite satisfied with the outcome. Indeed, even after he held onto the submission longer than he should have because of "ill will," it appears as though he still unwilling to squash their beef. Speaking to Fight Hub TV after the bout, "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" demanded that "American Gangster" issue a public apology for insulting statements made about his family.

"He came to my dressing room (afterward) and said, 'Good fight, it was an honor, da da da' and I go, 'You've got to apologize to me in public,' Ortiz revealed. "So we're gonna see if he has enough balls to apologize to me in public."

Apparently, saying that the mother of Ortiz' children, retired porn star Jenna Jameson, made her money with her mouth was the last straw.

"Talking about another person's family is something wrong to do and for what he did, that's just the wrong thing to do," Ortiz said. "That's always my three rules of shit talking -- you don't talk about a person's family, you don't talk about a person's country, and you don't lie about a person. He did all three of those things."

Whether Sonnen apologizes or not, Ortiz still gets the satisfaction of retiring with a win in his last fight. And for whatever it's worth, Jameson -- with whom Ortiz has twin boys -- was unfazed by the "obvious" remarks.

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