Tito Ortiz attempted to dismiss fellow former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) titleholder Anderson Silva’s victory in the aftermath of their recent boxing match.
Silva vs. Ortiz served as the co-main event of Triller’s boxing pay-per-view (PPV), which took place inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., on Sept. 11, 2021. The card was headlined by Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort (watch highlights). Silva scored a faceplant knockout against an overzealous Ortiz (watch highlights). The finish officially came at 1:22 of round one.
“Nice right hand. But, I didn’t know punching behind the head were [sic] legal,” Ortiz captioned a since-deleted post on his social media on Tuesday. “I need to practice this combo. Now I know why the back of my head has been sore as hell.”
A skeleton of Ortiz’s deleted tweet was captured by BJPenn.com.
Silva vs. Ortiz was thought to be a professional boxing match; however, Triller was accused of lying to the public after it was revealed the match was an exhibition. Holyfield vs. Belfort and David Haye vs. Joe Furnier were also exhibition fights.
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