UFC champ Jon Jones not a real man, says Tito Ortiz
In a recent outburst former light-heavyweight UFC champion and hall of famer Tito Ortiz has suggested current title holder Jon Jones is not man enough to wear the crown, due to lack of mental strength.
Following the disaster of the collapse of the main event at UFC 151 the Huntington Beach Bad Boy Tito Ortiz criticized the way in which Jon Jones went about refusing to fight a short term replacement for the injured Dan Henderson, as reported by MMA Junkie.
Ortiz commented: “I looked at it as he’s just a weak guy… There’s a lot of minds stronger than that. It shows how he can just fold. Mentally, if he gets pressed and pressed during interviews, and all of a sudden he just totally turns himself around, you can’t be like that, man.”
Ortiz has stepped down from fighting in the UFC now concentrating his efforts as a manger, and his new position working outside the Octagon has not left him short of opinions on why Jones didn’t go ahead with the event.
“I think it would be something that I would sit down and talk to Dana about to make the right decision for the company, and I think the fighter would have to understand that. I made those same decisions myself where I fought.”
Many critics echoed Ortiz’s sentiments that the show must go on and Jones should have faced whichever contender was to replace Dan Henderson, now all eyes will be focused UFC 152 next month when the champ goes up against Brazilian Vitor Belfort.