A torn MCL has forced Mark Coleman to withdraw from his November 21 matchup with Tito Ortiz at UFC 106, but the UFC hall of famer is still looking to fight Ortiz when he returns to the Octagon, targeting a January 2 meeting at UFC 108.
The injury was confirmed by Fanhouse on Tuesday, while Coleman’s manager, Mike DiSabato, issued a heated response to Fighters Only to comments Ortiz made earlier in the day that Coleman “sissied out” of the bout:
“Mark Coleman is not a talker, he is a fighter. He is a Hall of Famer who has fought a Who’s Who of great fighters. Tito says “sissy”? Please. He can prove Coleman is sissy on January 2nd if he wants. The only thing Coleman is afraid of when it comes to Tito is contracting swine flu from that dirty ass d-bag. We all know where he lays his head down at night. Tito wants to get personal with a legend? OK, let’s get personal – we can all go to our porn collections and watch what Tito sleeps with night after night.
“Coleman has already asked UFC to push it back, but it is not in Mark’s hands as he will do what is good for UFC and what his employer thinks is best for the promotion. I got to think if Tito really wants to fight Mark he can ask Joe Silva to give him Coleman on January 2nd.”
Ortiz wrote earlier Tuesday that he planned to remain on the UFC 106 card and take on a replacement opponent, though the UFC has not yet announced the injury or their plans for the fight.