Tito Ortiz misses weight forward of Anderson Silva boxing struggle

Tito Ortiz misses weight forward of Anderson Silva boxing struggle

Regardless of a number of social media posts promising he was on monitor to make weight, former UFC champion Tito Ortiz has didn’t make his contracted weight on Friday forward of his bout with Anderson Silva. 

Ortiz stepped on the scales at 200 kilos a full 5 kilos over his 195 pound catchweight bout with Silva. His opponent got here in at 192.6 kilos, virtually three kilos underneath.  

Many questioned how Ortiz would make the burden however he spent the times main as much as the bout posting movies of him chopping weight, telling reporters how wholesome he felt and assuring the followers he could be on weight. 

“I’ll minimize my leg off if I’ve to with a purpose to make weight. I’ll do it,” Ortiz informed media throughout a current digital press convention. “I’ve by no means missed weight in my complete profession.”

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Forward of the bout Ortiz mentioned he’d hoped the struggle could possibly be at 200 kilos, which he felt was a very good center floor for the 2 fighters. 

“I assumed he could be a gentleman and make [a 200-pound catchweight],” Ortiz informed MMA Junkie when the struggle was introduced. “I respect the person as a fighter however I misplaced respect for not preventing me at 200 kilos. I’ve by no means made 195 in my complete profession of 24 years.”

Silva’s final opponent, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., additionally missed weight and Silva went on to defeat him. Silva has beforehand mentioned he wouldn’t struggle Ortiz if he missed weight however at press time, the struggle nonetheless seems to be in tact. 

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