Cyborg's Manager Tito Ortiz: Rousey vs Cyborg will happen but not at 135 lbs

September 7, 2012 1:08 pm by Lynn R Mitchell


UFC Hall of Famer and former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz now manages former Strikeforce titleholder Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos who is currently under suspension.  Ortiz tells

“I know the mishap she happened to have last year.  She was just in the wrong hands I think.  She stood up for herself.  She said, yes, I made a mistake.  I sat down and talked to her and told her we can’t have this happen ever again.  I kind of want to revamp you and make you the true champion you are.

“She said, ’yes, I made a mistake. The people around me were bad people, but I’m the one that made the decision and I shouldn’t have and I’ll never do it again.’

Tito Ortiz and Chris Cyborg embark with Tito stating

“I’ll put my stamp on you. You’re a great fighter. You’re one of the best in the world.’

No girl can touch this girl.  This girl is amazing.  She is an amazing fighter.”

This team has its work cutout with strategies coming to play

“We actually have her in English classes right now.   I’m trying to help build her brand.   She promised me that she’s going to do everything in her power that she possibly can to continue to be a world champion.   We’re just waiting for her suspension to be lifted.   I think it’s in November.”

When asked about a matchup between Ronda Rousey and Chris Cyborg, Ortiz states

“It is going to happen, for sure.  The fans are going to get that fight – at 135 lbs, no way.  She can’t do it healthwise, but the fight is going to happen, for sure,”

“When Cris Cyborg dominates and takes out Ronda Rousey then she’ll be right back in the shoes when she was a world champion and taking out some of the biggest names in the women’s division.”

 “I want her to defend her title as long as Anderson Silva did… because the women’s division has taken off.”

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