Will “The Hammer” drop on Tito Ortiz come November 21st? “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” doesn’t seem to think so and he’s taken to Twitter to assure fans Coleman’s absence from the card won’t prevent him from stepping into the Octagon at UFC 106. Ortiz recently posted the following in regards to the situation:
“Coleman,Coleman,Coleman. Too bad he sissies out!!! Who’s next??? I’m kicking someone’s ass on Nov 21st!”
No official announcement has been made regarding Coleman’s status. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion is 1-1 in his recent return to the promotion he started his career in with a decision victory coming in his most recent bout against Stephan Bonnar.
UFC 106 is set for Las Vegas and headlined by a title-fight between champion Brock Lesnar and undefeated challenger Shane Carwin. While it may be too early to speculate on possible replacements for Coleman if he does indeed have to withdraw, notable 205-pound fighters Luis Cane and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are rumored to be facing each other at the same event so it is possible one could fill in as a substitute opponent for Ortiz.
Mike DiSabato ,(of CageFighter) long time sponsor of Coleman, confirmed a second-degree tear of Coleman’s MCL knee ligament today to FightersOnlyMagazine and said that he (Coleman) has asked for the fight to be rescheduled for January 2nd.
DiSabato was also critical of the Tweet by Ortiz, “Tito says ‘sissy?’ The only thing Coleman is afraid of is contracting swine flu from that d-bag!”