Tito Ortiz: I Need A Warm-Up Fight Before Challenging Fedor Emelianenko
MMA Mania – Consider former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz among the many fighters interested in throwing down with mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Fedor Emelianenko, who returned to combat sports back on Dec. 31 to smash Jaideep Singh.
But not yet.
Even though Ortiz will be ready to go in March, you can’t possibly expect him to challenge the “Last Emperor” in his first fight back from injury. That’s why “The People’s Champion” told MMA Fighting the best move Bellator can make is to first give him a warm-up fight.
“I’m a machine, man. I’ll be good. I’ll be good in about a month. I’ll fight this year, 100 percent. I won’t take Fedor my first fight. I’m coming off an injury, you know. I want a warm-up first. Let’s do a warm-up first and let’s make it a big warm-up, so that everybody wants to watch it.”
I will fight Fedor any day of the week…just not on days that end in Y. Hey, Tito, everyday ends in Y. Oh shoot; I guess I can’t fight Fedor then!!!
This is such a Tito Ortiz move and I can’t stand it. I have a hard time fathoming how a guy got to this point in his professional career being scared to fight guys that punch hard. I think it comes down to Tito being an egomaniac afraid of losing by way of knockout. He is so worried about failing in an embarrassing way that he doesn’t take the risk. He needs to understand you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. I would fight Emelianenko and I don’t fight for a living. Fedor is a legend and I would die for that opportunity to experience his greatness (no really, I would probably die). I will chalk this up to Tito being Tito.