Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Seized

For UFC fans, his name was remarkable to all UFC fights, a worthwhile fighter and a great defender. However, an issue blown up to ruin his title – Tito Ortiz is among the most decorated and popular fighters in UFC/MMA history. He was the UFC's light heavyweight champion from 2000 to 2003 during the formative years of the sport's dominant promotion, making five title defenses before losing his belt to Randy Couture.

Ortiz, whose nickname is the
“Huntington Beach Bad Boy”, is a former collegiate wrestler has been competing in MMA since 1997. He has been in a relationship with a porn star and entrepreneur Jenna Jameson since 2006, and she gave birth to twin boys in March 2009. After his career declined amid several injury problems, including major back surgery, Tito Ortiz left the UFC in 2008 in a bitter dispute with UFC President Dana White, his former manager. 


UFC and MMA fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Monday at the home he shares with Jenna Jameson. According to Police Lt. Mike Reynolds said Ortiz, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, was taken to the Huntington Beach jail and was released after posting $25,000 bail.

Reynolds said police can't make an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence unless there's a "visible injury," and the unnamed victim's injuries met that standard. Reynolds wouldn't elaborate, saying only that Ortiz and the victim have been "extremely cooperative".

Meanwhile, Jenna James go public through the help of TMZ about what happened last Monday; Wearing a wrap on her right elbow, Jenna told reporters Monday that Tito Ortiz had "lashed out" at her, resulting in her father calling 911 and Tito being arrested in Huntingon Beach, Calif., on domestic violence charges.

But after he was released on bail, a teary-eyed UFC warrior Tito Ortiz and his lawyer Chip Matthews held a press conference late Monday in Los Angeles and put the blame on Jenna Jameson.

"Jenna has been fighting a battle with OxyContin addiction for the past year. For Tito and her family this has been an uphill battle. Unfortunately this morning she had a relapse,Tito was trying to help her, she has threatened suicide before. Tito has done everything in his power to protect her privacy and the privacy of their children." Tito Ortiz's lawyer Chip Matthews said.

Jenna Jameson told TMZ, however, that Tito was violent - he "threw me into a bathtub" -- and that he's falsely accusing her of OxyContin addiction because he's "very, very desperate".

On the other hand, As news spread earlier today that UFC light heavyweight Tito Ortiz had been arrested for felony domestic assault against girlfriend Jenna Jameson, we knew it was only a matter of time before we'd hear from White.

Talking to TMZ.com, UFC President Dana White underscored the seriousness of the charges, saying, "Other than going on a killing spree, being accused of domestic violence is the worst thing you can have going for you." Moreover, Dana White remarked that the UFC could release the fighter from the organization for the arrest, saying, "We're gonna be fair, but we could cut him."

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