<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=450251" target="_blank"> Ortiz: I'm 'bummed' Rampage went back to the UFC </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=450251" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=18&y=26&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=tito-ortiz-12-21-2014-15-58-36-345.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Although Bellator MMA is growing to be a competitor to the UFC, it has lacked marquee stars. Fans were hopeful that with the acquisition of Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson and Tito Ortiz, they might see the two stars square off in the Bellator cage. Unfortunately, Jackson left Bellator and resigned with the UFC, leaving Ortiz 'bummed':</p>
"He made a business decision," Ortiz told MMAFighting.com on Sunday at the Los Angeles FitExpo where he was promoting his Punishment Athletics brand. "I was bummed. I wanted to fight against him. I guess in the long run, we're friends. It would have hurt our friendship. We're still really close friends. He has to pay his bills. I understand that. I guarantee the UFC paid a lot of money for him. I'm very happy for him. That's awesome."
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