MMA Juanito sues Tito for trash talking

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/05/tito-ortiz-sued-over-mma-trash-talk/

    Sued Over MMA Trash Talk

    Posted Jun 5th 2009 7:19PM by TMZ Staff
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    Tito Ortiz is on the receiving end of a serious legal attack -- one that started after the UFC legend bashed "Rampage" Jackson's former trainer to the media.

    The guy filing the lawsuit is Juanito Ibarra -- a fighting expert who claims he's trained more than 15 world champs and several Olympic Gold Medal winners. Ibarra's pissed over an interview Tito gave to a website back in 2008, in which the fighter ripped Ibarra as a "thief" who had financially "taken advantage of Rampage."

    In the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Ibarra claims Tito's statements are all false and "highly offensive" -- and things got worse when scores of sports websites began publishing follow-up stories, repeating Tito's comments.

    Ibarra is suing Tito and all the blogs and publications that ran Tito's interview for defamation, invasion of privacy and emotional distress.




    :ugh::ugh::ugh:
     
  2. Sammo

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    wow, juanito must be going broke after the rampage fight. Suing people for talking shit is like the last step before epic broke.
     
  6. yawgmoth

    yawgmoth nine > ten OT Supporter

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    You must be a lawyer and financial advisor; you sure know a lot about libel and slander.

    Its not like he has a reputation to protect because his livelihood depends on it, papi.:hsugh:
     
  8. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    Its his own fault for fucking up his reputation.
     
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    by definition slander is an untruthful oral (spoken) statement about a person that harms the person's reputation or standing in the community. There is no doubt that what Tito said was harmful to Juanito's reputation but Juanito has to proove how it was untruthful. When you have the person who he was dealing with (rampage) going on the record and saying that Juanito ripped him off its kind of hard to prove that it is indeed slanderous.

    You have his whole camp bailing out on him. Bisping, Kongo and Rampage all of his big name guys (even though bisping would train there occasionally) saying he ripped them off and all of them jumped ship to the wolfs lair. I think Juanito will have a hard time proving that any of that was false. Rampage has also presented evidence to the media and to others like Tito as to why he believed he was taken advantage of by Ibarra. If anything he has a better case against Rampage then he has against Tito since Rampage has taken business away from him and since he is the one that originally made these statements.
     
  10. joechunkybutt2

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    normally i wouldn't back down but you have valid points
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    he needs to make his money somehow
     
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    you are a gentlemen and a scholar sir
     

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