Tito Ortiz recently made some comments towards Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier that he’s taking back.
“I think I would do a lot better against Jon Jones than Daniel Cormier, because Cormier is just a shorter guy (with) bigger legs, bigger torso,” Ortiz said “He’s just a big, big guy. Jon Jones is long and lengthy. I’m going to get in the inside and try to overpower some of the positions. But if it would be Jon Jones, I would think I’d have a great chance against (him).”
Ortiz posted on Instagram an apology to both Cormier and Jones for his comments. There, he said Jones is one of the greatest light heavyweights ever while Cormier is one of the greatest light heavyweights and the greatest heavyweight champion:
“This message goes out to Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier,” Ortiz said in the video (as transcribed by BJPENN.com). “I did an interview earlier this week and the reporter asked, ‘How would I do against Jon Jones in my prime?’ And my response was in a negative and disrespectful manner to both fighters.
“Jon Jones, you’re one of the greatest light heavyweight champions to ever grace the Octagon. Daniel Cormier, you’re one of the greatest light heavyweights and the greatest heavyweight champion to ever grace the Octagon. I respect both of you guys tremendously and for the first time in my career, I was in the wrong in this interview. So I hope you guys can take my apology because I respect both you guys like no other in and out of the cage.”
What do you make of Tito Ortiz apologizing to both Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier?