Tito Ortiz is back again to fight pro wrestler Alberto Del Rio for Combate Americas at a date and a location to be announced.
Del Rio has not fought in a professional MMA fight since 2010 where he lost by TKO, he now would face Diaz who defeated an 48-year-old Chuck Liddell in November of 2018 and with his fight coming 22 months prior to that with a January 2017 win over Chael Sonnen.
Interviewed on the Domenick Nati podcast, Ortiz told the host that the fight will be “nice and short,” which oddsmakers would tend to agree with since three of Del Rio’s losses came by way of stoppage, most notably his knockout loss to Mirko Cro Cop in Del Rio’s PRIDE debut.
“He said he wanted to fight me and I think he bit off more than he can chew,” Ortiz continued.
When asked if he’d entertain a fourth fight with Liddell, Ortiz claims he would literally kill the 49-year-old.
“If I fought Chuck Liddell again it would be the first death in MMA (inaccurate),” Ortiz told the host that Liddell has “no business ever fighting again.”
When asked who he felt he would have a better shot at defeating, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones or UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Ortiz would pick the current 205 pound champ.
“Cormier is a shorter guy, bigger frame, bigger legs” Ortiz explained of the stocky heavyweight. “Jon Jones is long and lanky… I can try to overpower him… I think I’d have a great chance against (Jones.)
“If I had a camp like I did my last one of 18 weeks, 100%. There hasn’t been anyone to fight Jon Jones and get into his face and stay in his face…. You need to get the inside of him… that’s the way to beat him.”