At Bellator 123, Stephan Bonnar along with a masked man, who was later revealed to be Tito Ortiz’ former coach Justin McCully took to the Bellator cage to confront Tito Ortiz in a match of words. After trading verbal shots, McCully took off his mask, and revealed his identity. Ortiz took the mic and said some heated words back to Bonnar, before shoving The American Psycho.
Many fans have speculated that the entire thing was staged, however there was no proof, until now.
Stephan Bonnar took to Twitter to explain his side of it.
If u wanna hate us 4 pulling a pro wrestling esque promo off while calling tito out on the BS he’s pulled on people over the years..Then by all means, go buy yourself some punishment gear, a front row ticket, and be sure to bring a rain coat, cuz things r gonna get bloody
His partner in crime Justin McCully though said the brawl wasn’t staged, just his part and Bonnar’s.
He wrote on his official Facebook:
“Clarification time – I planned the mask/s, Bonnar wrote the speech, Tito had no clue what to say and attacked. Period! I love it when a plan comes together…”