Tito Ortiz questions Ronda Rousey belt

Saturday, December 22, 2012

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, who currently manages Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos, questions Ronda Rousey’s belt, and feels Santos is the better fight than Rousey vs. Carmouche. 

Later in the complete interview Tito called for a fight with Santos at a catchweight.

“Let’s do a match and have a chance of her cutting to 135-pounds, possibly. If it’s possible she can do it. It’s just really tough. Just being with Cyborg and wrestling her myself, she’s a big girl. To make it down to 135-pounds, it would be kind of health threatening, I think. But at the same time, I would love for the fight to happen. Let’s meet in the middle.”

“For a woman to cut that much weight – you’ve go to understand, she’s small. She’s cutting from 170 down trying to make 135, that’s a big, big, big, big cut. That’s a lot for a woman to cut. And it’s just health reasons when it comes down to it. We want to see an exciting fight. Do it at 140-pounds, I think that would make the best difference.

“I support Ronda Rousey. I hope she does well and I hope she wins. I think the biggest fight in women’s mixed martial arts is Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey… I wish Ronda can win the fight and just keep building for this big fight to happen.”