Rampage Jackson And Tito Ortiz To Appear On ESPN This Monday
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.24.2013
Promoting their Bellator PPV fight....
MMA Junkie reports that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will spend all day Monday on ESPN making appearances to promote the first-ever Bellator MMA PPV.
The two are former training partners, former UFC light heavyweight champions and opponents at the November 2 PPV at Long Beach Arena in California. The card also features a lightweight title rematch between champion Michael Chandler and former champion Eddie Alvarez.
Jackson and Ortiz will appear on ESPN shows like SportsCenter and First Take (a debate show hosted by Cari Champion and featuring Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith). Jackson signed with Bellator in June. While he hasn't fought for Bellator yet, he is making appearances for TNA Impact! Wrestling, which is also owned by Viacom and airs on Spike TV.
Jackson announced in July at Bellator 97 that his first fight will be against Ortiz. Ortiz then came out to meet Rampage for the announcement. Jackson left the UFC after a los to Glover Teixeira in January. Ortiz retired after losing to Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 in July 2012, but hinted at a comeback before the Bellator announcement.