Tito Ortiz Invites the Shamrocks, Rampage and Randy Couture to 'Crash' UFC 167

John HeinisSenior Analyst ISeptember 24, 2013

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Tito Ortiz reacts as he leaves the octagon following his loss to Forrest Griffin (not pictured) during a light heavyweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ortiz announced his retirement following the fight. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz is once again trying to stir up trouble for his former employer on social media. 

Monday night, the self-proclaimed "People's Champion" sent out a tweet to fellow MMA pioneers Frank Shamrock and Ken Shamrock, Randy Couture and upcoming Bellator 106 opponent Quinton "Rampage" Jackson inviting them to attend the UFC's 20th Anniversary Show, UFC 167

He was even kind enough to offer to purchase the tickets:

@ShamrockKen@frankshamrock@Randy_Couture@Rampage4real maybe we should crash the show. I will buy the tickets.

— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) September 24, 2013

Ken Shamrock, a participant at UFC 1 who lost to Ortiz three times during the course of his career, was enthusiastic about the idea, imploring his younger brother to tag along. 

@titoortiz @frankshamrock @Randy_Couture @Rampage4real - I will stand beside you Tito. - frank lets go!!!!!

— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) September 24, 2013

Couture, one of only two fighters in UFC history to win titles in two different weight classes (the other being BJ Penn), was a coach on season 1 of Bellator's reality show Fight Master.

That bad blood between him and UFC President Dana White is well-documented, with the hard feelings so severe that "The Natural" isn't even allowed to corner his son Ryan inside the Octagon (via Bloody Elbow). 

The 50-year-old said to count him in as well, making a joke about the possible reunion among the old-timers: 

@ShamrockKen @titoortiz @frankshamrock @Rampage4real feel sorry for the security guys dana sends to have us removed :) hope they have guns !

— Randy Couture (@Randy_Couture) September 24, 2013

Ken Shamrock supported his fellow UFC Hall of Famer, stating that he should be present at the show:

@Randy_Couture @titoortiz @frankshamrock @Rampage4real - randy it's the 20th anniversary you belong there 100%

— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) September 24, 2013

Unfortunately, Frank Shamrock and Rampage did not respond to the stream of tweets as of Tuesday evening.  

Ortiz and Jackson have gone on tirades against their former employer leading up to their November 2 showdown, with White firing back that neither competitor is relevant anymore (via MMA Fighting). 

UFC 167 takes place on November 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the pay-per-view event headlined by a welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. 


John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.