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Twitter Reacts To Tito Ortiz’s Victory Over Chael Sonnen At Bellator 170

The clock only ticked for a few seconds after the two-minute mark, but Tito Ortiz’s brief bout with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 still threw up a host of talking points.

The fact that Sonnen chose to submit to a rear-naked choke that didn’t seem fully secured garnered plenty of attention. It led some to question Chael’s spirit, others to question his motivation for returning to the sport and others still to question the legitimacy of the contest. Ortiz’s decision to hold on to the fight-ending choke long after referee John McCarthy had called for a break also got tongues wagging and, more central to the theme of this article, fingers tapping.

Then of course, there was the emotional outpouring that followed. Tito Ortiz is a fighter that deserves the ‘legend’ tag and this was his swansong, so the tributes came thick and fast.

Here is a sample of the reaction on Twitter…

https://twitter.com/ILLxWillBrooks/status/823032997247090689?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/FancyCombat/status/823033157222105088

(Captured below is the moment that Ortiz handed his gloves to son Jacob, who laid them down ceremoniously in the centre of the cage.)

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