All this Hall of Fame talk must be making Tito Ortiz feel good, because it’s got Tito’s already gigantic head swelling up even larger:
“Jon Jones is a great champion, but me in my prime, I was devastating. I was vicious. Nobody could stop me. Of course I could beat him in my prime Jon Jones is in his prime now, so you compare it to something like Ali v Tyson in boxing. You’ll never know because it’s two different generations. I don’t ever want to talk smack about Jones because he’s a great role model of the sport but in my prime, I wouldn’t count myself out – that’s for sure. I would never disrespect him. It’d be a very close fight, a decision. But in my prime I was the best in the world.”
I dunno if that’s how it works. With the sport constantly evolving, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out a lot of the pioneers of the sport would get their asses whupped from octagon post to octagon post by the stars of today. Tito comes from a time where decent wrestling and effective ground and pound were rare and beautiful things. Nowadays that sh*t is a dime a dozen.
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