Prior to his appearance in the Bellator 170 main event, which took place last Saturday night (Jan. 21, 2017) in Inglewood, California (results here), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hall of famer Tito Ortiz scoffed at the idea that Jon Jones was legendary.
Despite the fact that “Bones” broke the “Bad Boy’s” light heavyweight record.
“He says he is the greatest, he was never the greatest,” Ortiz said of the former UFC 205-pound kingpin (via Fight Hype). “He’s never done anything. He says he calls himself a legend. What kind of legendary stuff has he ever done? Nothing.”
Not surprisingly, Jones was quick to fire back.
“I guarantee he would bow down if given the opportunity to face me,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “That man better enjoy his JV victory and stay in his lane, I’d make him look like a white belt.”
He wouldn’t be the first one.
Jones, currently serving a one-year disciplinary suspension (for this) dating back to July, also hinted at a potential grappling match for Submission Underground, where he currently sits at 1-0.
Ortiz, 42, retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) with a submission win over Chael Sonnen on Spike TV (watch it). Prior to his transition to Bellator MMA, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” insisted he would wreck Jones if both fighters were in their prime.
Maybe it’s time to try to succeed where this legend failed?
Source:: mma mania