Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko Challenges Tito Ortiz

Hunter Homistek@HunterAHomistekCorrespondent IApril 11, 2014

Sometimes, the world of MMA just spews fun from all angles. 

This video from Alexander Shlemenko represents one of those times, friends. Revel in its glory. 

Absorb its message.

Enjoy its content, and share its perfection. 

Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko wants to fight Tito Ortiz in a light heavyweight, pay-per-view bout. That's just too good to make up. 

Shlemenko's challenge comes just hours after Tito Ortiz tweeted the following message to his 546,000 followers: 

News get better and better. Guess who's cleared to fight????

— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) April 10, 2014

Ortiz was originally slated to face former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view event, but Ortiz pulled out of that fight with a neck injury, prolonging his Bellator debut in the process. 

Now, Ortiz says he's ready to roll, and he did not have to wait long for a challenger to emerge. 

Not even two weeks after decimating Brennan Ward to defend his Bellator middleweight strap, Shlemenko published the above video, calling out Ortiz and requesting a big-time fight against the former UFC superstar. 

With a 50-7 record, Shlemenko stands as one of MMA's most successful fighters on paper, and he has certainly excelled inside the Bellator cage so far. 

Since his Bellator debut in April 2010 against Matt Major, Shlemenko has gone 11-1 under the banner, capturing the middleweight championship and defending it three times in the process. 

After earning the belt against Maiquel Falcao in February 2013, Shlemenko has looked nearly untouchable inside the cage. He has posted a 3-0 record, with all three victories coming in dominant fashion. 

Now, the 185-pound king apparently wants to jump up in weight to face a legend of the sport in Ortiz, and that bout would certainly plant butts in seats across the globe. 

Ortiz has responded to Shlemenko's bold words " target="_blank">on Instagram, and it seems clear that he's ready to make the May 17 pay-per-view showdown official.

Would you want to see Shlemenko fight Ortiz? Who do you think would win?