Tito Ortiz says he's healthy, training to fight and waiting for Bellator to call

The UFC Hall of Famer says he's recovered from the neck fracture that forced the cancellation of a Bellator pay-per-view fight between himself and Rampage Jackson.

Last fall, Bellator FC had to made some serious adjustments, cancelling their Bellator 106 PPV debut on a few day's notice, when Tito Ortiz fractured his neck in training and had to pull out of a planned bout with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. The rest of the card was moved to Spike TV. Now Tito tells MMA Weekly that he's recovered and ready for action:

"Everything is good. I'm about my ninth week in training," said Ortiz. "I'm kind of on hold right now, waiting for Bellator to set me up with a match. I thought I'd be on this pay-per-view that's coming up, but they wanted to wait.

"After my last loss to Forrest Griffin, it left a bad taste in my mouth. No one wants to retire off a loss," he said.

After his last injury, Tito's doctor said he risked paralysis if he ever chose to fight again. Ortiz is apparently unconcerned.

Bellator will make its PPV debut in May with a Lightweight title bout between Eddie Alvarez and challenger Michael Chandler who wants his title back plus a Light Heavyweight #1 contender's bout between Jackson and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal.

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