Tito Ortiz looks to book Rousey vs. Cyborg for New Year’s Eve
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz has made waves with his current client Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos and her ongoing saga of endless trash talk with Ronda Rousey. While the two former Strikeforce Women’s Champions have been unable to reach an agreement on a weight to fight at, Ortiz has some new plans in place.
Santos, set to make her Invicta FC debut, plans to run through all the competition there during her three-fight tenure. After that, Ortiz detailed to Fight Hub TV that he’s looking to book a bout with Rousey for NYE at 140 lbs. He states there will be no belt on the line, and that it will just be a champion vs. champion bout.
Ortiz’ storied history with UFC President Dana White is well documented, and this could come into play in a big way. Who knows how willing White is to negotiate with both Ortiz and Santos. However, it’s hard to deny that Cyborg is the women who just may have the skills to defeat Rousey and end her undefeated streak of armbar victories.
This could be a huge year-ending bout. Will it actually ever happen?