Tito Ortiz Fined for Two-Fingered Salute at Bellator 131

November 17, 2014
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The feud between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar came to an end on Saturday night at Bellator 131 in San Diego. Ortiz took the honors, winning a three-round split-decision victory over his fellow UFC Hall of Famer.

But unlike many other feuds in sports, the two did not shrug off their past differences and make nice.

SEE ALSO: Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar Scuffle Video

Ortiz-Bonnar-weigh-750In fact, Ortiz gave Bonnar the double-bird, two-middle-fingered salute; not exactly the universal sign of acceptance. He also flung water on Bonnar, obviously unwilling to let bygones be bygones.

California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster in turn fined Ortiz $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Ortiz and Bonnar may not be mending fences any time soon, but Foster considered the matter of Ortiz’s post-fight behavior closed with the assessment of the fine.

SEE ALSO: Bellator 131 Fighter Salaries: Tito Ortiz is the $300,000 Man

“I assessed a $2,500 fine due to unsportsmanlike conduct (rule 390) on Mr. Ortiz,” Foster told MMAWeekly.com. “He apologized,paid the fine, and I consider the matter closed.”

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  • shakejunt

    wow, a whole .8%

    • MuayThaiFood

      They fined him the exact percentage of his still functional brain cells.

  • Shartnado2, the Sloppy One

    Flippin someone off before a fight is ok. AFTER?? For what? You had your chance to KO him and couldnt , Bonnar fought a fair fight, if at 40 years old Tito is still butt hurt after fights he is everything Stephan said he is.

  • TheCerealKiller

    How does Diaz get away with it?

    • DamianCross

      By not paying taxes. He’s off the radar.

  • n00bcyb0t

    There goes his entire fight purse lol

  • titovsrampagecuz titoisscared

    cuz ufc aint a bunch of pussies. exept nick and ronda

    • Danny boy

      Well his real name is ick he just spells it with a silent pr

  • mmalive

    Tito is a just a JACK A$$.

    His antics are not funny period.

    Bonner gave he best but fell short.

    Being a REAL FORMER champion Tito should have walked over and mend fences with Bonner.

    Even Rockhold/Bisping had issues but mutual respect after the match was very sportsman like.

    Though Rockhold/Bisping do not like each other.

    • Seth

      Real former champion…so what? .-. His past wins won’t help him with any other fight .-. He just sucks, nothing more. And it’s not like it was real fight…come on, you don’t think Bonnar had a chance to “win” this fight, right? Im sure Bonnar paycheck was fatter than Tito…

  • TRT-rex

    Those were Jenna’s stinky fingers

  • Seth

    Yeah…of course, believe that Bellator is actually MMA promotion at this point…If you want to believe it, I won’t waste my time trying to open your eyes…Keep cheering your pro-wrestlers…

    • MuayThaiFood

      You need help Seth. You think Bonnar needed a script to lose that fight? He fought, he just fought poorly and looked tired from the first round on. Making authoritative statements on a fight you didn’t watch says a lot about you.

      • Seth

        Really? He fought poorly? Im curious why…believe what you want, even that Tito is capable of winning MMA fight on his own in 2014. Its your choice and I don’t care if you prefer pro-wrestling over MMA, buddy.

        • MuayThaiFood

          If you didn’t watch the fight then why comment? Bonnar was out of shape. Tito appeared to be the much fresher fighter after the first round. I don’t care for either fighter but I was hoping to see Tito get his ass whooped but Bonnar didn’t have it in him. You like the UFC so much that you bash other promotions that you haven’t even watched then why don’t you apply for a ring girl position so you can really get your cheer on?

          • Seth

            And who the f told you I didn’t watch it? Besides this pro-wrestling stuff, they had main even MMA fight with Chandler and Brooks, that I wanted to see – just to see Chandler lose again to a fighter he can not beat. So go back to your toys, my friend.

          • MuayThaiFood

            So, you admit that you’re even dumber than I originally thought? I mean that’s even worse than commenting on something you haven’t watched…deriding someone else for watching something that you watched yourself. You did say that Bellator was a pro wrestling promotion you know. Your quote is still there. Why don’t you run along now and give Dana a prostate massage? (that’s rhetorical btw)

          • Seth

            So what? I watch WWE too sometimes, what that has to do with it? I just don’t treat Bellator as legit MMA promotion, so I don’t get on hype when Bellator’s “champion” goes to UFC – every single Bellator fighter that goes to the UFC still has to prove themselves against legit competition. They barely have A FEW MMA fights a year – like Chandler/Brooks 2, which I treat somehow legit. Rest of that stuff – is building what HAVE to build in order to stay alive. They need names like Ortiz to draw new viewers, so they can’t let Ortiz lose fight after fight – as he should at this point of his…”career”. That’s why they did this whole pro-wrestling stuff with Bonnar and Tito – startin with this “masked man” in the cage. You can’t do something like that and expect to be legit. Coker should already know that, after what he ALLOWED to happen back in Nashville, during Strikeforce event. He should know to keep everything under control.

  • MuayThaiFood

    I think you need help Seth. You’re too stupid to see that I wasn’t even trying to pick a fight with you? You’re even dumber thinking Bonnar needed to take a dive to lose that fight. He fought, he just fought poorly and looked o tired from the first round on. Making authoritative statements on a fight you didn’t watch says a lot about you.

  • dandogood

    Tito is classless and Bellator is just a low rent clown show of UFC rejects. Bonnar is not any good and never was any good.

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