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Tito Ortiz: Cris Cyborg Would Put Health In Danger Dropping To 135

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz now represents Cris Cyborg. Ortiz caught some flack when UFC president Dana White said he was behind Cyborg not accepting a match with Ronda Rousey at 135 pounds.

Well, according to Ortiz, the long-term ramifications of Cyborg dropping down to bantamweight are too severe, as he told MMA Interviews.

Just being with Cyborg and wrestling her myself, she’s a big girl. To make it down to 135 pounds, it would kind of be health threatening.

Ortiz did say, however, that if things can be worked out between Rousey and Cyborg for a bout at 140 he would “love for the fight to happen.”

Cyborg (10-1) will have her suspension for a failed post-fight drug test lifted in the coming days. She has yet to sign any contract with the UFC.

  • Aaron_johnson425

    Why is the pressure always on the bigger fighter to drop to the lower weight class in these fights? Why doesn’t the smaller fighter step up a weight class for once? I don’t get it. If Dana White and Ronda Rousey want the fight to happen, then why doesn’t Ronda go up in weight for one fight? It’s kind of ridiculous for people to always put pressure on the heavier fighter to make an extreme weight cut for these superfights. Gaining a few pounds isn’t dangerous to a fighter’s health. But cutting too much weight is.

    And even if you make a fighter cut a ton of weight and end up beating her, your win is meaningless. Because you beat a fighter who could only compete at 50%. Dana White needs to stop being a retard and tell Ronda to either step up or shut up about this fight.

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