You read that right, Alberto Del Rio and Tito Ortiz will be fighting for the WWE Championship in a MMA fight but Del Rio is actually just putting up a former reign apparently. Ortiz, on the other hand, will put up his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. This fight will take place on December 7th.
Tito Ortiz spoke on Submission Radio and talked about his opportunity to become WWE Champion:
“That’s why I put in an 18-week camp. To have a WWE Heavyweight Championship belt. I beat the guy who won one. People don’t get it because they’re not big fans of WWE, like me. I could name so many WWE wrestlers that I’ve looked up to. I’ve taken so many small pieces of their career and added to mine. From Hulk Hogan to Stone Cold Steve Austin to Dwayne Johnson [The Rock]. So many guys I’ve watched through my career. I was willing to sacrifice one of my titles and it just makes me that much more hungry. It feels like a World Championship fight. It feels like I’m fighting for my title, my name, my legacy. Against Alberto Del Rio, I plan on being WWE World Heavyweight Champion,”
Ortiz also stated that when he defeats Del Rio and becomes WWE Champion, he will be going after Brock Lesnar next.
“Brock Lesnar is in trouble, all those guys are in trouble. I win this title, I’m coming after their title. It ain’t gonna stop until then because I’m gonna live my dream as this American dream continues on. I will be the Heavyweight Champion of WWE. Just wait. Give me time. It’s gonna happen.”
Tito Ortiz also brought up the possibility of facing Cain Velasquez once again:
“If Cain can get down to 205, I’m in. Cain is an awesome champion, Heavyweight Champion of UFC. He’s a great fighter. He hasn’t fought in a while, but if that’s the next opponent then let it be.”
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.
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