Ryan Bader: No More Calling Out Fighters

It seems Ryan “Darth” Bader (12-2) is done with calling out fighters in the future. After being dominated at UFC 126 by current Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Bader decided to call out MMA legend Tito Ortiz. Against all odds, “The Huntington Beach Badboy” produced a stunning upset and choked out Bader in the first round. That was a wake-up call for Bader, who told ESPN.com:

“I lose three in a row, that’s tough man. You see guys get cut for that. So yeah, I do feel that pressure. I’m not calling anybody out. I’m not saying anything. I’m not even in position to say when I’d like to be back. I’m just waiting to see what they want me to do and it’s actually nice, because I’ll just get better in the meantime.”

Whilst Tito Ortiz has stepped up on short notice to fight Rashad Evans, there is no rumored next fight for “Darth”.

Published on July 17, 2011 at 12:00 am
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