Fractured neck sidelines Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz (right), seen fighting Forrest Griffin, has been forced out of his Bellator main event...

Tito Ortiz (right), seen fighting Forrest Griffin, has been forced out of his Bellator main event with Quinton Jackson due to a fractured neck. (QMI Agency file photo)

NEIL SPRINGER, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:20 PM ET

Bellator MMA’s pay-per-view plans will have to wait.

The Viacom-owned fight promotion was set to test the PPV waters with Bellator 106 in Long Beach, Calif. Nov. 2. However, Bellator officials announced Friday that the original main event between Quinton (Rampage) Jackson and Tito (People’s Champ) Ortiz has been scrapped due to the latter suffering a fractured neck in training.

“I’ve said it since the day we announced the fight that Rampage vs. Tito was a fight I had wanted to see for years, and it’s unfortunately something I’m going to have to continue to wait to see,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said in a press release.

Bellator 106 will now air free on Spike TV and be headlined by the lightweight-title rematch between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez. Also, Daniel Straus challenges featherweight kingpin Pat Curran and Muhammed Lawal battles Emanuel Newton to crown an interim light-heavyweight champ.


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