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Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortiz’s retirement

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Tito Ortiz went out on top.

The UFC Hall of Famer made short work of Chael Sonnen in the main event of Bellator 170, submitting Sonnen with a rear-naked choke just two minutes into their grudge match on Saturday night. With the win, Ortiz walks away from MMA with his head held high and a legacy cemented as one of the early legends of the game.

Check out reaction to Ortiz’s performance below, plus the best of the rest from a busy night at Bellator 170.

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

And the oscar goes to #Bellator170

— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Just in case anyone was still wondering how much PEDs really helped fighters…

— Tony Martin (@tmartinmma) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

[email protected] choke seems like a strong word… #Bellator170

— Zachary Makovsky (@ZachFunSize) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Chael tapped to a fucking headlock
Didn’t even try defend neck

Props to tito

— TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) January 22, 2017

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— Mick Maynard (@Mickmaynard2) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Hell yeah TITO! Now thats how you retire!! #HuntingtonBeachBadBoy

— Myles Jury (@FuryJury) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

That ringworm on Chael’s left shoulder might be the most lethal thing Tito has ever fought fighting. #Bellator170

— Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Congratulations on the victory and legendary career @titoortiz. Thank you for all the memories #Bellator170 @BellatorMMA

— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Congratulations @titoortiz. You’re a champion. What a great way to round out your career. Continued success. God bless @DesWoodruff

— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Ayeee great to see a legend go out on top congrats @titoortiz

— Alex Nicholson (@spartanlife32) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Good for @titoortiz happy retirement champ! #Bellator170

— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Really happy for @titoortiz right now… What a legend man, thank you for all of your amazing battles!

— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Congrats @titoortiz & thank you for pathing the way!! #TitoOrtiz #Bellator170

— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Thank you champ @titoortiz #Bellator170

— Dudu Dantas (@DuduDantasMMA) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Good bye @titoortiz great way to go out.

— Linton Vassell (@LDV_TheSwarm) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

I remember watching @titoortiz KO slam Evan Tanner on VHS and telling my brother when I was 19 I want to fight in UFC oneday Thank you TiTo!

— joey beltran (@mexicutioner760) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

@titoortiz Congratulations, postfight interview was pure class! Happy Birthday!

— Mike Goldberg (@MFG16) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

PAUL DALEY DEF. BRENNAN WARD

Interesting I think someone has been studying my videos

— Michael Venom Page (@Michaelpage247) January 22, 2017

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that was tight! #Bellator170

— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

There’s usually a build up to a jump knee.. its like he go-go gadget springs from his feet @BellatorMMA

— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Damnnnnn @BellatorMMA #Bellator170

— Brandon Girtz (@brandongirtzmma) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Oh shit son! What a great knock out!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Sick KO by Daley!! #Bellator170

— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Wow perfect flying knee from daily Jesus! Fun to watch!

— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) January 22, 2017

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Daley’s stand up is Grade A! #whew

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Fuck

— Zebrinha MMA (@EricSpicely) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Woww

— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) January 22, 2017

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Damn! Love watching Paul fight.

— Shannon Knapp (@shanknapp) January 22, 2017

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Holly shit !!! #Bellator170 #Daley #Knee pic.twitter.com/kQg7yZCdgc

— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) January 22, 2017

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#ouch

— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Ward leaving on a stretcher with his hands raised #fighter

— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) January 22, 2017

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Prayers for My Boy @SwaggleBerryFin Never Wanna See Taken Out Like That!! @BellatorMMA #Bellator170

— Brandon Girtz (@brandongirtzmma) January 22, 2017

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[email protected]_macdonald ‘s emotional reaction to the call out from Paul Daley… #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/ZFFh3h1LPe

— Zachary Makovsky (@ZachFunSize) January 22, 2017

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when #pauldaley says he will ko rory macdonald inside a @BellatorMMA cage https://t.co/gc5jEaiWx0

— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

HISAKI KATO DEF. RALEK GRACIE

One of the worst fights ever!!!

— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

This fight is definitely not the most exciting lol

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Yellow card for both these guys. #bringtheyellowcardback

— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

I can’t

— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

HOOOO MY GOOOOODDD !!!! PLEASE !!!! #Bellator170 #RalekvsKato !!!!

— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

This striking is very interesting to watch lol

— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

I mean if this round goes the same way do you think it’s the worst fight ever? Like no joke nothing funny is even happening.

— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Just realized if u & ur opponent secretly decide not to fight for 14 mins of the fight you can save a bunch of $$ on training. #Bellator170

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) January 22, 2017

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EMMANUEL SANCHEZ DEF. GEORGI KARAKHANYAN

Wow terrible ref

— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Man that’s some bitch shit. Don’t call a point for illegal up kick, but call a point for that small ass knee. Dude milked that performance.

— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

This ref is a bum.

— Coach (@CMPunk) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Those were not hard knees at all

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

I’ve seen this before

— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Good. @ElMatador145 got the win! Bullshit call on the knee, but in the end we still got the w. Good work brotha

— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Booom @ElMatador145 we’ll take it give this guy his title shot #Bellator170

— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) January 22, 2017

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DEREK CAMPOS DEF. DEREK ANDERSON

These boys really threw down! What a fight to start this main card! #Bellator170

— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) January 22, 2017

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What a great way to start the night fellas! @BellatorMMA Legggo!

— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Jimmy Smith is being so bias I have Derek Campos winning every rd of this fight so don’t know what he’s talking about lol

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

@DC3Stallion Good work Bro!!! Way to take @DerekBarbaric Out!!! @BellatorMMA #bellator170

— Brandon Girtz (@brandongirtzmma) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Didn’t make it home in time but heard @DC3Stallion and @DerekBarbaric had a war. Congratulations to you guys, specially Campos for the win.

— Patricky Freire (@PatrickyPitbull) January 22, 2017

community news, Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortizs retirement

Great guy, but finished him in under 2min. RT @JESnowden: Having a hard time imagining Campos having anything for @MikeChandlerMMA #Bellator

— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) January 22, 2017

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