In the weeks leading up to their September 11 fight, Tito Ortiz wasn’t too fond of opponent Anderson Silva. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” said he lost respect for his fellow ex-UFC champion for having him cut down to 195 pounds.
But Ortiz made a full 180-degree turn in his feelings towards “The Spider.” In a recent video he released (H/T The Mac Life), he now has “mad respect” for Silva, who apparently gave up his first-class seat to accommodate Ortiz’s fianceé, Amber Nichole Miller.
A wholesome epilogue to the Triller fights pic.twitter.com/wCWWGepgNA— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) September 13, 2021
The biggest thing I think Anderson’s ever done to me… I’m very thankful, he just actually gave up his first-class ticket for Amber to sit here. The flight’s messed up — or the airline, JetBlue, messed up — but Anderson Silva gave his seat up for Amber to sit next to me.
Anderson Silva, you’re the man, dude! I appreciate it. Thank you very much. Amazing man. Nothing but respect. Even after the fight.
You’re the man. Mad respect, dude. Always.
It was certainly a laudable gesture on Silva’s part, who never seemed to have a hint of bad blood towards Ortiz despite the comments. He did proceed to get the job done on fight night via face-planting KO inside 90 seconds.