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Tito Ortiz: I'd beat Jon Jones in my prime

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Tito Ortiz has made the bold claim that he would beat Jon Jones if the pair both fought in their primes.

Ortiz, who will soon be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, has registered more successful light-heavyweight title defences than any fighter in UFC history.

However, that record is being challenged by reigning champion Jones, who has already seen off the challenges of Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans. Three more wins would see him usurp Ortiz.

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy Ortiz is set to bow out of the UFC when he fights Forrest Griffin at UFC 148, where he looks for only his second win in nine fights. However, the 37-year-old claims the best version of himself would have taken Jones.

"[You need] pressure. Don't let him use that reach, try to close down the space with tons of pressure," Ortiz told Fighters Only.

"Use my strength, use my wrestling. An injury-free Tito Ortiz is very, very dangerous, and Ryan Bader was the last guy who got a close up of that one. When I'm injury-free, I'm very dangerous.

"If I was the same guy, but without the surgeries, then I'd still be the champion. When I look back at my loss to [Randy] Couture, that's when I had my first back problem. I was suffering right through that fight camp, and I suffered for seven years with that back problem."
I'm assuming there's nobody who believes that a prime Tito Ortiz could beat Jon Jones, much less have remained the LHW champ until now...is there?

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Tito coulnd't beat a fly back when he was young! No way does he beat Jon, Jon would eat him alive!
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He knows he couldn't beat him. This is just your typical Tito hyping himself up to try and sell his next fight.
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um honestly idk...titos nemesis was chuck. a young tito with crappy stand up and relentless gnp might be a handful for jones. anyhow, this evolution bs is kind of played out. idk about this specific match up, but i remember when tito was the ufc, and a fresh tito would have smashed a lot of ppl.

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his best wins are ken, vitor and forrest, (i dont take bader seriously at this point) so il say no. but tito was legit and ppl shouldnt really be here, if they dont realise there might not have been a "here" if it wasnt for tito.

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tito sucks as a wrestler and thats his strength! plus he is one of the weirdest looking guys on the planet!
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Tito coulnd't beat a fly back when he was young! No way does he beat Jon, Jon would eat him alive!
He beat Wanderlei when he was younger. Tito was a beast back in the day.

Tito was good back in his day, but Jones is the greatest Light Heavyweight of all time and what he's done to Shogun, Rampage, Machida, and Rashad, the four guys that were the top Light Heavyweights in the world just two years ago is amazing.

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Tito would have easily beat Jon Jones in his prime. At losing.

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tito sucks as a wrestler and thats his strength! plus he is one of the weirdest looking guys on the planet!
ok sharon...


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He beat Wanderlei when he was younger. Tito was a beast back in the day.

Tito was good back in his day, but Jones is the greatest Light Heavyweight of all time and what he's done to Shogun, Rampage, Machida, and Rashad, the four guys that were the top Light Heavyweights in the world just two years ago is amazing.

some guys are a puzzle waiting to solved. others are just timelessly legit. whether jones is one or the other remains to be seen. in some ways its easier to beat 4 greats in 2 years than 2 greats in four.

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Tito was a damn good fighter... in his time.
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tito sucks as a wrestler and thats his strength! plus he is one of the weirdest looking guys on the planet!
This is the third quote from you posting your thoughts on the looks of fighters. Considering your new that's a few too many for me.

Quite honestly I don't care if you think the fighters are "cute", "ugly" or "hot".

If you want to discuss looks of fighters you can start a new thread about it.

In the meantime, spare me your thoughts on the looks of every fighter that is of topic in each thread.



As for the OP, I think it's safe to say that Tito is delusional to think he could beat Jones in his prime. Tito was great in his prime, but the evolution of the game has far surpassed his talents and so too, has the caliber of athlete as it will continue to do so.

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