Rampage’s Former Trainer Suing Tito Ortiz
Tito Ortiz is being sued by the former trainer of Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo – Juanito Ibarra. Ibarra was Rampage Jackson’s trainer while he was Light-Heavyweight champion of the world. Rampage left Juanito after losing his championship to Forrest Griffin.
Ibarra filed the lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court on June 5 according to the website TMZ.com. Ibarra is upset over comments that Tito Ortiz made about him in 2008. At the time, Tito Ortiz called Ibarra a “thief” who had “taken advantage of Rampage” financially.
Ibarra claims the statements were false and hightly offensive in the lawsuit. He maintains that things got even worse when sports web site published Tito’s comments. Juanito is suing Tito for defamation, invasion of privacy and emotional distress.