Tito Oritz Defends Rampage, Calls Out Ibarra

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Tito Ortiz,

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.

TG: PunchDrunkGamer


  1. tom

    September 8, 2008 at 3:29 am

    hell yeah Tito back your old training partner out

  2. T.R.

    September 8, 2008 at 6:15 am

    that trainer Ibarra is a scum bag. These fighters but their bodies on the line to make a living and this guy is trying to rip rampage off. Tito is exactly right on this issue.

  3. steve

    September 8, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Yeah well I think Tito may be right but I also thin he is doing the same thing he did against Chuck. I just dont think he wants to fight Rampage. And if hesigns back with the UFC he might. Of course I could be wrong and they are just friends but somehow I think im on to something.

  4. steve

    September 8, 2008 at 7:12 am

    But to defend tito he did beat forrest and basically beat rashad so may be he wasnt as bad as we all thought and we were just underestimating his opponents.

  5. Ryan S

    September 8, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Ibarra sucks as a cornerman too. I have said this before, but if you hear some of the things he would tell the fighters on the show and during fights, he seems like a VERY one-dimensional trainer.

  6. kom34

    September 8, 2008 at 8:40 am

    ibarra had to do something underhanded for ramp to up and leave like he did. the funny thing is tito is the last person who should be complaining about somebody wanting more money. he is the poster boy for wanting more money.

  7. Patrick

    September 8, 2008 at 9:06 am

    True, but in the end tito still has to fight for it,instead of weaseling extra dollars from the guys who train with him. Its human nature to want more money, I know I do.

  8. steve

    September 8, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Not everyone wants more money Patrick there are people who give there money away to Foundations for Cancer and other helping things. But yeah I am not on of those people and i will always want more money I just dont really need it.

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