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Chael Sonnen rips former opponent Tito Ortiz following his victory over Silva

Bellator might be the second-biggest promotion in MMA, but they are putting on a first-class card Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.How come Fedor Emelianenko still gets treated with supreme reverence heading into his co-main event assignment against with Matt Mitrione, a solid heavyweight with tons of personality, but Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson holding down the same position on a UFC pay-per-view earlier in the year was widely panned?Bellator has hyped the show as the biggest one in its history – though it would be hard-pressed to top the Kimbo Slice bouts for sheer spectacle.The bout ended with it going to the scorecards and the judges didn’t get it wrong. Three Bellator world titles will be on the line as well. Bellator staged its only previous pay-per-view event in May 2014, shortly before CEO Scott Coker took over the promotion.Bellator, founded only in 2008 and named for the Latin word for “warrior”, has failed to build that mainstream star that UFC has in the mold of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor. Find out what these 100 members of Congress have to say about it.Sonnen, who wrestled at OR, and Silva had feuded – and even brawled in street clothes during a taping of an MMA reality show – for years and had an anticipated bout for a UFC pay-per-view scrapped in 2014.Sonnen’s career suffered a serious road block when he flunked three drug tests in five years that forced him to announce his retirement and cost him a broadcasting job with Fox.Before the fight started, Tito Ortiz, a former opponent of both Sonnen and Silva who happened to be sitting cage-side at the event, was spotted and heard chirping at “The American Gangster”. “I’m hooked”, she said. The 39-year-old Sonnen signed a multiyear, multi-fight deal with the UFC’s largest competitor on Thursday night, September 15, 2016. “That’s tough. I haven’t been motivated in this sport for about ten years”. I made a lot of changes in my life. For the first time in a decade, I’m very motivated right now.”He even pushed me after the fight, I don’t know what he was upset about”. “But I found them”.Silva stalked around the cage, muttering and throwing his arms in the air, and even walked past Sonnen and shoved him as Sonnen was doing his post-fight interview, trying to goad Fedor Emelianenko into a future fight. With Silva’s head trapped against the fence, Sonnen continued to attack his with short punches and an unrelenting top game to close out the second frame.Silva, 40, didn’t show up for a promotional appearance in NY this month. “Now we have done that”.