Tito Ortiz, Bellator’s light heavyweight contender, recently weighed in on one of the most controversial potential fights of the past years, Ronda Rousey vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. Ortiz said he is in constant contact with the former Strikeforce and current Invicta FC featherweight champion and that Justino could probably not make the 135-pound weight class to chase Rousey for a title match, which is good since the Brazilian fighter is not too keen on wrapping the UFC belt on her waist but rather is just interested in “caving Ronda Rousey’s face in.”
“I really don’t think Cris can make it down to 135,” said Ortiz, according to MMAmania. He also said “140 is probably about the closest she can get, but as I talk to Cris over and over again, she says that she don’t really care about the title, she just wants to cave Ronda’s face in. So, Ronda needs to stop running, but hey, that’s her choice. That’s how it is.”
Justino has long been rumored to be next in line for a shot at the UFC’s queen bee, but her inability to make weight has been the biggest snag in the potential match. Justino was supposed to make her debut at 135 pounds last December, but a serious ankle injury held her back and all but dampened the hopes of a title shot with Rousey. Last February, the UFC signed her prior to her first round win over Charmaine Tweet.
Watch the full video of Tito Ortiz’s interview below: