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Breaking: Roy Jones Jr. Out and Tito Ortiz In Against Rampage Jackson!

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Apparently, the dust has finally settled from the hot rumor that Rampage Jackson would be going up against Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match to be distributed through Bellator’s first PPV event this year.  Instead of the famed boxer vs. the former UFC star now it will be “The People’s Champ” Tito Ortiz himself fighting Rampage Jackson in (what we are assuming) will be an all out MMA fight fest.

This news comes straight from the horses mouth during a surprise visit at Bellator 97 this past Wednesday.  Interestingly Tito has made a been following Rampages footsteps first into TNA Wrestling (say what you will about that ‘”sport”) and now into Bellator through a PPV premier event.

The real question remains, does anyone really care?  Both these fighters are very close to aging out of their status as prime contenders for any serious wins.  Is this just a way for Bellator to attract viewership through a token performance by well known athletes or is this going to be a serious fight between two seasoned pros?  We suppose the audience will have to decide for themselves.  If this all holds up, it will be very interesting to see just how big an audience that PPV event will pull in for Bellator.

We frankly welcome the competition as it will make UFC work harder for their PPV events but if this is a total miss fire on Bellator’s part it could cost the promotion a great deal of credibility among MMA fans.

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Luca has been passionate about martial arts and eastern philosophies since childhood. As an athlete, inventor and entrepreneur Luca founded SciFighting on the principal lessons learned from his life experience "fighting" to preserve his health and fitness. Although born with inherently poor and inconsistent health he pushed forward to learn as much as he could about the sciences of technology, medicine and mental health. Years of study, working with physicians and combined analysis finally began to bare fruit by his early twenties. Starting with Fencing, cross training and body building then moving to Boxing, Western Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Eskrima and an eclectic assortment of self defense techniques. Luca's core philosophy is that to win a battle every fighter must balance their mental and physical health. Luca has said that "With well developed technique, conditioning and mental focus a sound strategy will most often win over brute strength alone." It is in this spirit that he passionately advocates for the "Science of Fighting".