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Tito Ortiz Posts X-Ray of His Fractured Neck, Explains the Injury

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When we look back on this week in MMA history, it will be remembered as the week when Tito Ortiz’s neck derailed Bellator’s pay-per-view aspirations.

Ortiz was recently forced to drop out of his scheduled headliner bout with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson due to a fractured neck. Reportedly, he kept his injury hidden from both Bellator and the public, putting the promotion in an incredibly bad position just a week before their premiere PPV event.

For whatever reason, Ortiz has now posted an x-ray of his fracture.

He also quoted his doctor, Dr. William Smith, who stated that the, “CT scan showed a right C6 pillar fracture. By going through a high impact fight as he is scheduled for would put him at high risk for a spinal cord injury. It does appear that he is going to go onto full and complete healing 6-8 weeks.”