Tito Ortiz brands Juanito Ibarra ‘a thief’


Tito Ortiz

"Let me explain this to you because it really pisses me off that Ibarra has done what he has done, he is a thief. I have been running training camps for seven years up in Big Bear California and the most that my camp has cost a fighter to attend is $35,000. Ibarra was charging Jackson $65,000 to go to Big Bear. I don't understand that!! He was being very disrespectful and taking advantage of ‘Rampage’. Including travel, training partners, food and lodging, the most ever was $35,000, maybe if you flew in more trainers...$40K. Where did that extra money go that Ibarra was charging? ‘Rampage’ is really pissed and he feels betrayed that he was taken advantage of and I couldn't agree more with him. I don't care if Juanito reads this or hears about it anywhere, he already knows that he is blackballed. I don't care who you are; fighters work very hard for the money they earn and I feel slighted for even knowing Juanito."

-- Tito Ortiz vents his frustrations via PunchDrunkGamer.com regarding his feelings about Juanito Ibarra -- the former trainer for Quinton "Rampage" Jackson -- in a recent interview. Ortiz and Jackson are close friends. Jackson and Ibarra severed their relationship after Jackson lost his 205-pound title to Forrest Griffin back in July. He then went on a long, strange, sleepless and energy-drink fueled trip that landed him in the slammer. Jackson has indicated that his uncharacteristic behavior was sparked in part when he learned that someone close to him was stealing from him. He has never publicly fingered Ibarra as that person.

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