Boy, today has been a doozy of a day.

First came the breaking news that Tito Ortiz – who was set to headline Bellator’s first-ever pay-per-view card on November 2 – had injured his neck and was out of his match-up against fellow UFC vet Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. That lead to this immediate Twitter response from Dana White (which, really, is par for the course, but entertaining nonethless).

Then came about a half an hour of wild speculation and jokes on Twitter, such as:

Then came the conference call, hosted by Bellator frontman Bjorn Rebney, which announced that Ortiz has indeed fractured his neck, and the November 2 show would now be on SpikeTV for free, with the eagerly-anticipated rematch between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez as the main event.

Tough break (pun intended) for Ortiz, but this is really the best-case scenario for Bellator (who was likely going to lose a ton of dough on this pay-per-view pipedream), SpikeTV (who gets a monster show next Saturday night) and the fans. Are any of you cheap bastards going to watch this event now that it’s free?