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Tito Ortiz Provides Neck Injury Update

Tito Ortiz Provides Neck Injury Update

Former UFC champion Tito Ortiz provided fans with some medical insight into his neck injury via Twitter recently.

Ortiz was forced to pull out of a planned main event fight with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson this Saturday in Bellator. It would have marked the debut for both men in the promotion.

However, during a training session, Ortiz suffered a fractured neck. He will be sidelined for the next several months.

“CT scan showed a right C6 pillar fracture,” Ortiz posted on Twitter, through his doctor, William Smith. “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.”

Ortiz added that it was the “first bone I broke. It was a freak accident. I train hard. That’s it. No quit in me not in my character.”

He has faced several extended breaks from competition due to neck and back injuries in the past.

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