According to “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” a possible fight between himself and PRIDE legend “The Last Emporer” Fedor Emelianenko is a legitimate possibility.
“I think Fedor is signing with Bellator, and if he can get down to 205 I would love to fight him,” Ortiz told the folks at Submission Radio. “I’ve always fought at 205, I will always fight at 205 because I know I’m in great shape when I fight at 205, but if Bellator could put that together; wow, can you imagine after I beat [Liam] McGeary, me and Fedor for the light heavyweight title? That’d be amazing.”
Ortiz continued, “Scott Coker is a straightshooter, and I know he’s an awesome guy, and I know Fedor has had that great time with Bellator at the signings, and I know Scott Coker and Fedor are good friends, his managers are good friends with him. And you know it just seems like when you’re in a good business relationship, things just make sense, and I don’t know. We’ll see. I can’t let the cat out of the bag too soon can I?”