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.”
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) October 29, 2013