In this interview, he was asked why he wanted to fight the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion.
“When we started talking about me taking one last fight, I had one condition only: it was to fight somebody with a name, like the name of Tito Ortiz. Luckily for us, Tito Ortiz was not under a contract with any other organization, and when I found out I said I wanted Tito Ortiz.”
Del Rio continued by stating, “He’s the perfect person for me. He’s a legend in the sport and he’s a great fighter. We are pretty much the same age, same weight, and in fighting someone like Tito Ortiz will inspire all those Latinos, those Mexicans, who want to do something spectacular in their lives, regardless if it’s pro wrestling, MMA, or any other job. With everybody is talking about Combate Americas and what they are doing.”
These two fighters are slated to compete in a 210 catchweight bout on December 7th at the Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, and air on pay-per-view for $29.99.
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