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Tito Ortiz vs Jon Jones

All this Hall of Fame talk must be making Tito Ortiz feel good, because it’s got Tito’s already gigantic head swelling up even larger:

“Jon Jones is a great champion, but me in my prime, I was devastating. I was vicious. Nobody could stop me. Of course I could beat him in my prime Jon Jones is in his prime now, so you compare it to something like Ali v Tyson in boxing. You’ll never know because it’s two different generations. I don’t ever want to talk smack about Jones because he’s a great role model of the sport but in my prime, I wouldn’t count myself out – that’s for sure. I would never disrespect him. It’d be a very close fight, a decision. But in my prime I was the best in the world.”

I dunno if that’s how it works. With the sport constantly evolving, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out a lot of the pioneers of the sport would get their asses whupped from octagon post to octagon post by the stars of today. Tito comes from a time where decent wrestling and effective ground and pound were rare and beautiful things. Nowadays that sh*t is a dime a dozen.

(pic via Injury Duty MMA)

  • Liam Neeson says:

    Like you said, Tito didn’t get old, everyone else just got better.

    A young Jon Jones would cripple the best Tito Ortiz there ever was.
    “Aww man, my one dimensional bullshit would totally work against today’s greatest fighters if I was in peak health bro”

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Even for Tito – for Tito – this is fucking absurd.  Jones would’ve raped Tito’s face with elbows.  Full, televised, penetration.

  • ButtHorn says:

    I like the pic with Tito penis. He can ground and pound me with it.

    Thundercock my comment is better than yours

  • glassjawsh says:

    remember that time Tito fell into hysterical laughter after ken shamrock went all ‘living death’ on live tv?  this is exactly like that except now Tito is the old and busted dude talking crazy

  • Tito wasn’t even the best light-heavy of his era. He didn’t become champ until Frank Shamrock, who tooled him, “retired.” And both Chuck and Randy spanked his ass, in Randy’s case literally.

  • CAP says:

    His skull is cracked again.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    its a little like taking a mustang from 1968 and comparing it to one from 2012… sure it might look all cool but underneath its a pile of rusted shit. Put them head to head even a shitty v6 version would smoke it.

  • noiseless says:

    have some psilocybin, tito. its on me buddy.

  • CAP says:

    Tito in his prime maybe had a chance only because Jon Jones  would be like 12.

  • Blackula Jonez says:

    Lol @ these comment, Clints car analogy works pretty damn well.
    The sad thing about what Tito is talking about is that JBJ is turning 25 this year and has a couple years before we truly see him in his prime.
    Who’s to say he will even still be at 205 when that happens? Tito couldn’t even hang with a prime Rashad ffs.

  • noiseless says:

    i think it works like this: tito gets asked a question and loses it. probably every god damn time.