UnderGround Forums Tito Ortiz: I've been contacted about Tyson fight

5/25/20 12:04 AM
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Mike Tyson, 53, said he wants to do exhibition bouts, was asked about Tito Ortiz, 45, and said he welcomed all comers. Now Tito tells TMZ Sports that he's been contacted about a bout, but was short on specifics.

“I got a phone call and someone started asking me, ‘What do you think about fighting Mike Tyson?’ I was like, ‘Really?’ This is an opportunity that I like. I’m in,'” said Ortiz, as transcribed by Nolan King for MMA Junkie. “I’m not sure if it’s going to be MMA or boxing yet. I haven’t even gotten that far.

"We both have got to be cleared by the athletic commissions. That’s the biggest thing. Either one. I’ve been boxing for 20 years. My boxing skills have gotten better and better. They may not be at the same level as Tyson, but has Tyson been punched in the face in the last 15 years? No he hasn’t. I have been. I’ve been able to subdue everyone I’ve competed against over the last four years.”

“You know what Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather did? I think we could double that. It’d be amazing. It’d be fun. It’d be a great opportunity for both of our brands. The hard work that pays off, the person’s hand will get raised. Everyone knows me as being a hard worker.”

“I respect Mike. Mike is an amazing man. He’s an amazing individual in general, just what he’s gone through and what he’s. I’ve got to give him nothing but respect. I’m not trying to disrespect him at all with anything I say this point out on. I really want to let him know, 'hey Mike, you are the man. You are one of the best in the world.' But I was one of the best in the world at my own game, too.

“… Well, do you think Evander Holyfield stepped up and said, ‘That’s Mike Tyson. I’m going to be afraid of him. I’m not going to be able to tire him out and knock him out in the seventh or eighth round?’ No, it’s all a game plan.”

5/25/20 12:18 AM
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Id love little more than  to see Tyson knock that huge head of his off.

5/25/20 12:53 AM
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Obviously it wouldn’t be MMA, if it ever even happened. 

5/25/20 1:02 AM
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Boxing ability goes


Dana > Tyson > Tito > Chuck

5/25/20 1:07 AM
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This is laughable

5/25/20 1:47 AM
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The battle of the speech impediments

5/25/20 1:51 AM
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Let's hope mike doesn't reach for those grapes with the cheese and wine 

5/25/20 3:20 AM
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This should clear up anyone who thought Tito was afraid of DFW

5/25/20 3:22 AM
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He thinks they would double Floyd vs Conor?

futa1 is a total retard

5/25/20 7:01 AM
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Tito can't take any hits the body anymore

Tyson will give him one shot to the body, and he will fold 

5/25/20 9:58 AM
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5/25/20 10:04 AM
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ShanTheMan -

He thinks they would double Floyd vs Conor?

futa1 is a total retard

Double? Maybe not. But Tyson fighting in a ring would be massive. I’d hazard a guess there’s more eyes on a Tyson return than a Maywether fight. 

5/25/20 10:11 AM
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The fact that the number one obstacle to an MMA or boxing match happening is whether or not the fighters will get cleared to fight tells you all you need to know.

5/25/20 10:14 AM
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Cue Uncle Chael in 3-2-1 ...

5/25/20 10:46 AM
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5/25/20 10:53 AM
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lol @ Tito comparing himself to Holyfield. Mike would kills that retard.

5/25/20 11:41 AM
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For some reason Tito still entertains me. However, he needs to not fight anymore.

5/25/20 11:48 AM
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Belfort would be better but I'll watch this for sure!
5/25/20 11:48 AM
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Nobody wants to c Tito get KO'd by Mike, it'd b funny to c, but no

5/25/20 1:11 PM
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Mojo514 -

Nobody wants to c Tito get KO'd by Mike, it'd b funny to c, but no

You could not be more incorrect. Let's make it bare knuckle! 

5/25/20 1:38 PM
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It for sure will not be MMA. I think this is the only fight Tyson can return for that Dana wouldn't be against. Dana wants to see Tito fight Tyson for comedy
5/25/20 1:46 PM
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Thrill Hammer -

For some reason Tito still entertains me. However, he needs to not fight anymore.

Why? He is still making money while taking little damage. 

5/25/20 2:15 PM
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I would hate to see Tyson waste his time with tito... that shit wouldnt even come close to Conner/Maywether numbers. Yeah, people wanna see mike in there again, but the min they find out it's against tito they're going to get alittle depressed. 

5/25/20 2:31 PM
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no grappling allowed

5/25/20 3:26 PM
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I don't even think Tito could outbox George Foreman right now