After making enough jokes at Tito Ortiz's expense, UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione figured he should at least make an effort to meet the guy in person when he saw him at last week's UFC fighter summit.
As anyone who saw the YouTube video of their confrontation already knows, that introduction didn't go so smoothly.
"I rip on Tito freely all the time, and I have no issues or qualms with ripping on him," Mitrione told Ariel Helwani on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour. "I do it publicly, I do it privately, I do it wherever. But I'd never met him before in person, so I kind of felt like I should at least honestly go and introduce myself to him, so that way he can never be like, 'I've never met that coward and blah, blah, blah.' I wanted to go up to him and be like, 'Hey, I'm Matt. I'm the dude who throws heat on you.' Link