Tito Ortiz blev i veckan intervjuad där han tillfrågades om hur en fight mot den dominante Jon Jones, lätt-tungviktsmästare i UFC.
I think I would do a lot better against Jon Jones than Daniel Cormier, because Cormier is just a shorter guy (with) bigger legs, bigger torso. He’s just a big, big guy.
Jon Jones is long and lengthy. I’m going to get in the inside and try to overpower some of the positions. But if it would be Jon Jones, I would think I’d have a great chance against (him).
Ortiz valde sedan att svara på frågan om han kunde besegra Jones även om de möttes idag:
Ortiz, 44, then doubled down by saying that he felt he would fare well against Jones even if the two met in the cage today.
Yup, I think I could. If I have a camp like I did the last one of 18 weeks, 100 percent. There really hasn’t been anybody to fight Jon Jones, to get in his face, and stay in his face. Everybody else, they want to strike on the outside with him. He’s too damn long, you cannot do that. You got to get in the inside of him. That’s the way to fight him.
Cormier valde igår att endast att bemöta Ortiz med följande Tweet:
No! Lmao https://t.co/rdQVX0T8jM
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 17, 2019
Ber om ursäkt till Cormier och Jones
Nu väljer den forne lätt-tungviktsmästaren Ortiz att be om ursäkt till Jones och Cormier via Instagram vilket ni kan se nedan:
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This message goes out to Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. I did an interview earlier this week and the reporter asked, ‘How would I do against Jon Jones in my prime?’ And my response was in a negative and disrespectful manner to both fighters.
Jon Jones, you’re one of the greatest light heavyweight champions to ever grace the Octagon. Daniel Cormier, you’re one of the greatest light heavyweights and the greatest heavyweight champion to ever grace the Octagon. I respect both of you guys tremendously and for the first time in my career, I was in the wrong in this interview. So I hope you guys can take my apology because I respect both you guys like no other in and out of the cage.