UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz may be retired from the sport of MMA, but he’s already taken the plunge back in the sport as a MMA manager. One of his first clients was former Strikeforce featherweight champion “Cyborg” Santos. Ortiz was on the “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday night and spoke about a variety of topics from why he got into managing, his future role in MMA, and the highly anticipated potential bout between Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Santos.
Check the video below:
Ortiz on Cyborg/Rousey:
“When I first signed her she told me ‘I can’t go down to 135 because I walk around at 170 – 172. As a women it’s hard to cut down. And, it sounds like a disadvantage for me to cut down so much since I am a champion fighter.’ I think it is way too soon to say and I don’t want to hurt my fighters and she is still the champion. Last year she took some substances given to her by her trainers that she didn’t know about that got her in trouble, but I am going to put my stamp and my name on her and make sure she doesn’t get involved in those things again and make her a better fighter. It is going to be tough for her to get down to 135. At 145, she is shredded and to get ten extra pounds off is difficult. If she can cut the weight in a healthy way and the doctor can approve it, then let’s see the fight happen.”