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Tito Oritz Defends Rampage, Calls Out Ibarra
Let me explain this to you because it really pisses me off that Ibarra has done what he has done, he is a thief. I have been running training camps for seven years up in Big Bear California and the most that my camp has cost a fighter to attend is $35,000. Ibarra was charging Jackson $65,000 to go to Big Bear. I don’t understand that!! He was being very disrespectful and taking advantage of ‘Rampage’. Including travel, training partners, food and lodging, the most ever was $35,000, maybe if you flew in more trainers…$40K. Where did that extra money go that Ibarra was charging? ‘Rampage’ is really pissed and he feels betrayed that he was taken advantage of and I couldn’t agree more with him. I don’t care if Juanito reads this or hears about it anywhere, he already knows that he is blackballed. I don’t care who you are; fighters work very hard for the money they earn and I feel slighted for even knowing Juanito.
Exactly and ‘Rampage’ put Juanito on mixed martial arts map. If it wasn’t for him no one would even know what a Juanito is. ‘Rampage’ is a straight up contender and he has a lot of years left in his career. I wish him the best of luck and hopefully something like this doesn’t happen again.
Tito Ortiz defends his former training partner Quintin “Rampage” Jackson, giving us a possible scenario on what really happens between Rampage and Ibarra.
Shortly after the split, Rampage went on a tear trough Costa Mesa and is now facing a pair of felony charges.
Tito also confirmed that he is still in negotiations with the UFC, Affliction and EliteXC.