Tito Ortiz alongside his upcoming opponent and UFC legend Anderson Silva were part of the Triller boxing fight press conference. He went on to speak about his upcoming bout with ‘The Spider’ and said that he wants to have fun with the boxing bout.
Tito Ortiz opens up on his bout with Anderson Silva
The bout will take place under the Triller Fight Club banner and it has been scheduled for September 11 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airs on pay-per-view. The professional bout is slated for eight rounds and is to be contested in 10-ounce gloves. Halle Berry Gets Surprising UFC Star Fired
“I just think as we’re able to transfer out of this COVID situation, hopefully, I have some MMA fights. But for now, let’s have some fun and box. I watched Tyson and Roy Jones, it was an amazing fight. I watched Logan Paul fight Floyd Mayweather, and I was like, is Floyd Mayweather really playing with him or not? Again, it’s a show.”
The former UFC light heavyweight champion has never weighed in at 195 pounds in his entire career and he isn’t quite sure how he’ll hit the mark come fight night. He thinks former UFC middleweight champion Silva, who’s competed at 205 pounds on numerous occasions in the octagon, is showing a sign of weakness by asking him to drain himself cutting weight. During a pre-fight media call, Ortiz had said:
“I appreciate this opportunity, Triller, Anderson Silva for finally agreeing to the weight that was mandatory for me to make 195,” Ortiz said on a pre-fight media call. “So I’m literally trying to cut my leg off to make that weight, and I’ll do it. I’ve nevermissed a weight my whole career, but it just shows that I’m really that focused. But again, itshows that Anderson, he respects the power, so I’m excited. I respect the man as a fighter, but I kind of lost a lot of respect for him just for not fighting me at 200 pounds.
“I’ve never made 195 in my whole career of 24 years, and I’m going to try like hell to make it, and I will make it. But at the same time, I justkind of lost a little respect for the guy. Someone who’s been a great worldchampion, he’s fought at 205 over six times, he’s fought for the world title at 205. But once again, it shows that he respects my power and he’s trying to make me weak. But hey, as I do in every one of my fights, I’m going to make it exciting, I’m going to fight, and I’m going to make this vicious.”
We will see who walks out of the arena as the winner.