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Tito Ortiz Discusses Asking For Cyborg’s Release, Says He Has a Plan

February 26, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Tito Ortiz recently spoke about his plan or Cyborg Santos. Here are the highlights…

On Tito Using His Experiences to Help His Clients: “I made so many mistakes with my career. I’m not going to make the same mistakes with my clients.”

On MMA Fans Needing Cyborg: “UFC don’t need anyone, at all. UFC is a brand that no other brand can ever mess with. Do MMA fans need Cris ‘Cyborg?’ Yes. Because they need to see what a true fighter is. She’s a fighter. She’s not a judo artist. She’s not an Olympic judo champion. No, she’s a fighter.”

On Cyborg’s Next Fight: “Our deal right now is to fight the No. 2 contender at 145 pounds, who she’s fighting, and then she’ll fight for the [Invicta] world title,” he said. “She wins the world title, and after she wins the title, she’ll defend it once. After she defends it once, let’s get New Year’s Eve, Ronda Rousey vs. Cris ‘Cyborg’ at 140 pounds. Champ vs. champ. Let’s forget about the title. Throw away the title. Let’s get one of the biggest pay-per-views in the history of mixed martial arts and history of women’s MMA.”

On Cyborg Wanting The Rousey Fight: “She don’t care if she loses,” Ortiz said of his client. “Even tonight when she walked in, she said, ‘I don’t care if she wins or loses. I still want to fight her.’ It’s personal with Cris. To her, it’s very personal.”


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