Cristiane Justino’s former manager and current Bellator Light Heavyweight contender, Tito Ortiz, recently gave his take on why he feels Ronda Rousey wants nothing to do with a fight against “Cyborg.”
During a recent Submission Radio interview, which you can listen to above, Ortiz spoke about a potential Rousey-Cyborg fight.
Below is an excerpt from the interview.
“I’m still very close friends with Cris. She was at my last fight, and I’d seen her after her last fight, and trying to get her down to 135 is almost impossible. As I said a long time ago that they would try, they would try, and it’s going to be very hard for her to do it. And she’s tried, and she’s tried and it’s almost impossible for her to do it. And if Ronda made it catch weight; I know Ronda doesn’t want to do it because she doesn’t want to lose. I see – I mean this is strictly my opinion – I just think that’s the only way that fight is ever going to happen, is if it’s at a catch weight. Because Cris is not gonna make 135. She’s never made 135. She’s always made 145 and that’s been her weight her whole career. I mean that’s like me trying to get down to 185. I mean I would never make that happen. No possible way. I could never do that. So I think that’s the only way that will ever happen, and time will tell. Let’s see if Ronda will get pushed into pressure so much [that] she has to fight Cris. If that happens, I think that’s the only way that that it will happen. I mean she wanted to fight Gina Carano at 145 so what’s the difference of fighting Cris Cyborg at 145?”
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