Tito Ortiz Reveals How He Would Beat Jon Jones If They Met In A UFC Super-Fight
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz has made an audacious claim that he could beat Jon Jones inside the octagon 'right now.'
The 44-year-old has fought against the likes of Chuck Liddell, Ken Shamrock and Randy Couture over his long-running MMA career.
When TMZ asked Ortiz if he would step up for a fight with the current UFC light heavyweight champion, he responded: "I'd give a go at it.
"I mean, I wouldn't say I'd win but I'd give it a go.
"Come on, why wouldn't I?"
Ortiz, who will clash with ex-WWE star Alberto Del Rio on 7th December at a Combate Americas event, continued to explain why he fancied his chances against Jones.
"I think I could beat Jon Jones," he said.
"I think I got a good chance. I really do think I got a good chance.
"And people say, 'Oh, Tito, bulls**t, you're over the hill,' whatever. Come to my camp. Come train with me. Come wrestle with me.
"Come do jiu-jitsu with me. Watch my weight training, watch my biking and my stairs that I do.
"I push myself harder than I've pushed myself my entire career. I'm doing amazing. My mind is just in the right place and my body is in the right place."
The UFC Hall of Famer said his strategy against Jones would be putting him under "pressure, pressure, pressure, pressure."
Ortiz, who was a former UFC light heavyweight champion, managed to pick up victories over Chael Sonnen and Liddell since coming out of retirement.
And the ex-UFC fighter also opened up about the injuries that his bodies sustained during his time in MMA.
"When you don't have [an] L45S1 bulging, a ruptured disc, a ruptured disc in your neck or a torn ACL and all these little damages that you have and try to get through camp," he said.
"You gotta understand, through 2006 to 2012 I went through camps of training for three days and then taking four days off.
"Only thing that made me survive those draws and split decisions I lost was being up at altitude. That was the only thing that kept me alive because I had cardio.
"And I was in such bad damage, my body was in a bad place.
"Especially with my ex that I was with, she was telling me what a horrible person I was and a horrible father.
"And that just eats you alive in general. But now I'm just on a different level, completely."
Jones, 32, has been out of the octagon since he successfully defended the light heavyweight championship against Thiago Santos at UFC 239 in July.
But the future UFC Hall of Famer is scheduled to return against Dominick Reyes on 8th February at UFC 247.
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