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

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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.