Tito Ortiz’s pants are on fire, because he’s a liar, liar – this, according to UFC president Dana White (pictured).
On Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA,” Ortiz claimed he had recently spoken with Cris “Cyborg” Justino, who he used to manage for a brief moment but now serves as a mentor, and claimed the UFC offered her a fight against reigning UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at Cowboys Stadium.
“I’ve heard from Cris actually that the fight that’s supposed to be happening at the Cowboy’s arena,” Ortiz stated. “They offered the fight to Cris. I know her management said yes and I’ve told her, ‘Let’s do it.’ So I guess the ball’s all in Ronda’s corner and Ronda wants to do it. Dana said if Cris came down to 135 they’ll make the fight happen, so let’s see if Ronda accepts the fight.”
White says his nemesis is talking out of his arse with false statements again.
“That was a complete lie,” White told Yahoo Sports Saturday. “It’s 100 percent a lie. First of all, the UFC doesn’t even talk to Tito Ortiz, so let’s start there. But we haven’t offered any fight to [Justino]. Tito Ortiz is just making this [expletive] up. In no way, shape or form did we offer her a fight against Ronda at Cowboys Stadium. Completely untrue.”
Ortiz was speaking the truth about one thing, and that’s having Rousey defend her crown in the co-main event if the UFC does take its talents to Cowboys Stadium, but against Miesha Tate. The blockbuster show would be headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim champ Conor McGregor.
Rousey vs. Cyborg is the biggest fight the UFC could arrange. White previously claimed a pay-per-view featuring that scrap would generate a company record 2.5 million buys.
That extravaganza is rumored for December 5, but nothing is etched in stone at this moment.