It appears that UFC star Tito Ortiz and his ex-porn star partner Jenna Jameson have finally split up if their recent Twitter posts are anything to go by.
“I found some sh!t out that happen from a few friends. First time my bad ,second her bad ,third I should of believe the first time. Will find someone who respects and supports me. Life will go on! I will stay strong,” the former light-heavyweight champion wrote yesterday.
In a rare moment of clarity he also wrote…
“The hand I was holding was bring me down now a will let go.”
And finished up by saying…
“Thank god this day is over. Sorry to my fans and friends for bring this on here. But im alone and cant take the abuse and lies. Before every fight this sh!t happens. No more! Im letting go and moving on. I will find support and respect from someone. No longer bring negtive shit on here. Lets Go!”
Ortiz and Jameson have had a rocky relationship for some time, most notably an ugly incident in 2010 when Ortiz was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence at the home they share together in Huntington Beach, California, only to later be released and then hold a press conference claiming that they had been arguing due to her having an alledged substance abuse problem.
The writing seemed on the wall then, but before long they were back together again. The cracks continued to show however, and even began to encrouch on Ortiz fighting career just a few weeks ago when Jameson verbally lashed out at UFC president Dana White on Twitter causing him to warn Ortiz to, “put her on a F-kn leash”.
Now it seems that Ortiz has finally decided to move on, though for her part Jameson is claiming that she still has feelings for him, so given their previous track record nothing is set in stone.
This seems like a good decision by Ortiz, but from an MMA perspective this kind of drama is hardly the best preparation for Ortiz as he prepares to fight for his future in the UFC against Ryan Bader at UFC 132 on July 2nd.
Ortiz has been informed he needs to win in order to keep his place on the roster after being handed a final life-line by Dana White which is a tall enough order as it is, so the last thing he needs is added distractions coming from his personal life.
Drama has always seemed to follow the 36 year-old around throughout his MMA career though, in some respects helping him become one of the best known MMA fighters the UFC has ever had, and so it may be that we have a classic case here of, ‘You live by the sword, you die by the sword.’