Daniel Cormier Laughs Off Tito Ortiz’s Claims About Jon Jones

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier found humor in Tito Ortiz’s recent statements. In a recent interview, Ortiz was asked who he’d fare better against between Cormier or Jon Jones. The former light heavyweight king believed he’d do better against Jones because of the physical matchup, adding that Cormier was a big guy. Jones, on the […]

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UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier found humor in Tito Ortiz’s recent statements.

In a recent interview, Ortiz was asked who he’d fare better against between Cormier or Jon Jones. The former light heavyweight king believed he’d do better against Jones because of the physical matchup, adding that Cormier was a big guy. Jones, on the other hand, would be easier to overpower according to Ortiz, who also claimed he’d be able to beat “Bones” if they fought today.

“Yup, I think I could,” Ortiz said. “If I have a camp like I did the last one of 18 weeks, 100 percent. There really hasn’t been anybody to fight Jon Jones, to get in his face, and stay in his face.

Everybody else, they want to strike on the outside with him. He’s too damn long, you cannot do that. You got to get in the inside of him. That’s the way to fight him.

While it’s possible Cormier misunderstood the context of Ortiz’s first statement, the fact that Ortiz believes he could beat Jones while “DC” has failed twice was enough reason to get him to comment.

Did you react to Ortiz’s comments the same way as Cormier did?

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Daniel Cormier Reacts To Tito Ortiz’ Bold Claims About Jon Jones

Earlier today, UFC legend Tito Ortiz made some incredibly bold claims about fellow great Jon Jones. In a recent interview, Ortiz claimed that he could do better in a fight against ‘Bones’ than current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier…

Earlier today, UFC legend Tito Ortiz made some incredibly bold claims about fellow great Jon Jones. In a recent interview, Ortiz claimed that he could do better in a fight against ‘Bones’ than current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. He even thinks he could hand Jones a defeat with an 18-week camp. Jones and Cormier […]

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Tito Ortiz: I Could Beat Jon Jones With Full Training Camp

Tito Ortiz got the smack talk rolling for his upcoming bout with Alberto del Rio this week. However, he’s now got his sights set on a much, much bigger prize in the sport of MMA. Speaking on the Domenick Nati Show (via Bloody Elbow) recently, Ort…

Tito Ortiz got the smack talk rolling for his upcoming bout with Alberto del Rio this week. However, he’s now got his sights set on a much, much bigger prize in the sport of MMA. Speaking on the Domenick Nati Show (via Bloody Elbow) recently, Ortiz claimed he would do better against UFC light heavyweight […]

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Quote: Ben Askren Is The Most Overrated Fighter In The UFC Today

If Tito Ortiz had to pick the most overrated UFC fighter, he’d go with Ben Askren. Askren suffered his first professional loss after Jorge Masvidal knocked him out with a flying knee just five seconds into their UFC 239 fight earlier this month. The nature of the knockout made it go viral, while Askren virtually […]

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If Tito Ortiz had to pick the most overrated UFC fighter, he’d go with Ben Askren.

Askren suffered his first professional loss after Jorge Masvidal knocked him out with a flying knee just five seconds into their UFC 239 fight earlier this month. The nature of the knockout made it go viral, while Askren virtually became a meme in the combat sport world.

To his credit, he took the defeat as well as all the jokes in good spirit. However, many also believe he was exposed in this defeat, particularly as he was close to losing in his debut fight against Robbie Lawler as well.

And given how Askren has talked down his fellow welterweights in the past, Ortiz believes “Funky” is the most overrated fighter with the promotion right now:

“I guess Ben Askren,” Ortiz said on the Domenick Nati Show. “He just got knocked out in five seconds in the UFC. I thought he was at the time, but I would say he’d be the man. I mean, ‘Mr. Funkify’s’ getting some attention, but his attention lasts only five seconds. He didn’t even get the whole 15 seconds of fame.”

Given how recency bias comes into play, Ortiz was asked once again if Askren was the most overrated. But there is no discussion according to the former UFC light heavyweight champion:

“Yeah, 100 percent,” he added.

Do you agree with Ortiz?

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Tito Ortiz Believes He’d ‘100 Percent’ Beat Jon Jones Today

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz believes he’d be the one to defeat Jon Jones if they fought today. Earlier this month, Ortiz revealed what his keys to beating Jones were, notably mentioning that one needs to get in his face and not make him comfortable. However, it’s easier said than done as Ortiz […]

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz believes he’d be the one to defeat Jon Jones if they fought today.

Earlier this month, Ortiz revealed what his keys to beating Jones were, notably mentioning that one needs to get in his face and not make him comfortable. However, it’s easier said than done as Ortiz claimed Jones was the greatest of all time for a reason.

That said, the 40-year-old believes he would fare well against Jones:

“I think I would do a lot better against Jon Jones than Daniel Cormier,” Ortiz said on the Domenick Nati Show when asked who he would fare better against. “Because Cormier is just a shorter guy, bigger legs, bigger torso. He’s just a big, big guy.

“Jon Jones is long and lengthy. I’m going to get in the inside of him and try to overpower some of the positions. But if it would be Jon Jones, I would think I’d have a great chance against [him].”

Ortiz even believes he would defeat Jones if they fought today as he would implement his earlier mentioned keys to victory:

“Yup, I think I could,” he added. “If I have a camp like I did the last one of 18 weeks, 100 percent. There really hasn’t been anybody to fight Jon Jones, to get in his face, and stay in his face. Everybody else, they want to strike on the outside with him. He’s too damn long, you cannot do that. You got to get in the inside of him. That’s the way to fight him.

“As a coach and as a fighter, that’s the way to beat him. Someone to be aggressive enough to keep the fight, pushing him around. Make him feel uncomfortable.”

What do you make of Ortiz’s comments?

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Tito Ortiz Believes Ben Askren Is The Most Overrated UFC Fighter

Ben Askren suffered his first professional loss at UFC 239. There, Jorge Masvidal knocked him out in just five seconds. Now, UFC Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz went on the Domenick Nati Show and said Ben Askren is the most overrated UFC fighter. “I guess Be…

Ben Askren suffered his first professional loss at UFC 239. There, Jorge Masvidal knocked him out in just five seconds. Now, UFC Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz went on the Domenick Nati Show and said Ben Askren is the most overrated UFC fighter. “I guess Ben Askren, huh?. He just got knocked out in five […]

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