Tito Ortiz Hints At Chael Sonnen Rematch After Neck Surgery

By the sounds of things retired fighter Tito Ortiz might be contemplating yet another comeback after his neck surgery, and it sounds like he already has someone in mind that he’d like to fight.

According to Ortiz he underwent three level disk replacement in his neck just a few days ago, but was able to walk out of the hospital himself soon afterwards and claims he’s now pain-free.

“Good to go!!!” Ortiz wrote on Twitter. “Surgery went great. Walk out of the hospital on my own! Thank you Dr Willam Smith to the best Nero-surgeon in the world. I am now pain free. #unbreakable #milliondollarman”

In a video accompanying his latest update, Ortiz also added that, “Now it’s time to get ready, because Chael [Sonnen], I’m kicking your ass.”

Ortiz defeated Sonnen in Bellator back in January by way of a first-round rear-naked choke submission, but afterwards Sonnen would claim that his rival had yelled “tap” while he was applying a choke of his own just seconds earlier.

However, at the time there was no suggestion that there would be a rematch as this had been billed as Ortiz’s retirement fight, and his pre and post-fight comments had suggested that he knew this was the right time to hang up his gloves for good.

That being said, Ortiz has claimed many times in the past that he was going to retire and then changed his mind, so this isn’t anything new, and in Sonnen it appears he has a willing dance partner.

“Teets. I’m glad I beat you, but I regret breaking your neck,” sonnen wrote to Ortiz on Twitter after his call-out. “Glad you got it fixed. Please send me Dr. bills. I feel responsible to help.

“Y’wanna send the twins up for a week or two while you recover? They might enjoy some hot food & indoor plumbing….”

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