source | MMAJunkie.com
Tito Ortiz picked up a hefty fine for his post-fight behavior at Bellator 131, but he should have no trouble paying up.
Ortiz (18-11-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) was docked $2,500 of a reported $300,000 purse for tossing water on Stephan Bonnar (15-9 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) and then flipping him off following his split-call win in this past Saturday’s headliner at San Diego’s Valley View Casino.
California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster today told MMAjunkie that Ortiz’s actions represented “unsportsmanlike behavior,” a fineable offense, and said the fighter later apologized for the behavior, which was broadcast live on Spike TV.
“I consider the matter closed, and I feel confident that Tito will not have the same behavior in the future,” Foster wrote via text.