Charges Will Not Be Filed Against Tito Ortiz
The Orange County District Attorney has decided not to file charges against Tito Ortiz for domestic violence on his girlfriend and mother of his children, Jenna Jameson. After further investigation, the OCDA found that it would be hard to present a case beyond a reasonable doubt.
TMZ.com was the first to break the news on their website about Oritiz’ arrest and even posted several videos from outside their home. The two have since been photographed together on the beach with their two children.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Has Three Fight Plan
In an interview he recently conducted with Fighters Only, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson laid out a three fight plan that he has in mind.
Jackson’s first conquest would come against heated rival Rashad Evans at UFC 114 on May 29. The bout between the two former UFC light heavyweight champions will determine the first challenger for new division champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Jackson actually said that fighting Evans was a warm-up fight for him. He also went on to say that fighting the Greg Jackson trained fighter was like taking a step backwards.
Next on his hit list would be Rua who soundly defeated “Rampage” in the quarter-finals of the 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix. The fight was completely one-sided and ended in less than five minutes.
Defeating Rua would not only gain a measure of revenge for Jackson, but it would also allow him to reclaim the title he lost to Forrest Griffin at UFC 86 in July of 2008.
Speaking of Griffin, it seems as though defeating Griffin isn’t going to be enough to satisfy Jackson. He is hell bent on beating Griffin into retirement. When asked why he has so much animosity towards Griffin, Jackson said he is still upset at the way Griffin acted after winning their bout.
Paul Daley Signs Next Fight After Being Cut By UFC
It didn’t take long for British welterweight Paul Daley to land another job. Daley spoke with MMA Weekly yesterday and revealed that he will be fighting on pay-per-view this July in Australia.
He did not name the promotion or any possible opponents. He did however say that the card would be stacked with a lot of other big name fighters.
Daley received his official walking papers from the UFC, but expressed optimism that he would bounce back better than ever. It has yet to be determined whether or not Daley will face any disciplinary action from the Quebec athletic commission. Daley lost a three round decision to Josh Koscheck and sucker punched him after the fight had ended, drawing the ire of UFC President Dana White.
Even with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over his head, Daley is pushing forward. He said that boxing was something he was considering and that he had spoken to both Dream and World Victory Road about participating in their upcoming Grand Prix tournaments.
Strikeforce President Scott Coker said he was in no rush to sign either Daley or Kimbo Slice, who was also released following his loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113.
Daley did mention four possible opponents that he would like to face at some point. K.J. Noons, Nick Diaz, Jay Hieron and Joe Riggs are all on “Semtex’s” radar. All four men happen to fight for Strikeforce.