Tito Ortiz made a couple of remarks via Twitter Saturday night regarding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
However, after Jones talked highly of Ortiz during the post-fight press conference, it left the UFC Hall of Famer to seemingly retract his thoughts.
Jones tied Ortiz with five successful title defenses of the 205-pound title when he stopped Chael Sonnen. During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Ortiz discussed Jones.
If I’m under a person who holds the record, I think Jon Jones is the man [it should] be. He’s very classy. He’s respectful, soft spoken, and he’s a true champ. I really don’t see anybody to beat him. I don’t think anybody can really get close to him. His mindset is perfect. I think it’s how a champion should be. As long as no personal stuff happens to him, I don’t think he’ll have much problem with anybody, just because of his wrestling. Wrestling has always been a dominating force in UFC.
Jones suffered a toe injury in the win, so a timetable for his return – with a chance to break the record – is currently unknown.