Tito Ortiz is slated to fight Alberto El Patron (formerly known as Alberto Del Rio) at an upcoming Combate Americas show. The two men are slated to fight in a 210 catchweight bout on December 7th at the Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas and air on pay-per-view for $39.99.
Both fighters spoke with MMA Junkie about putting their respective belts (UFC and WWE) on the line.
“I want to put my belt up just because I’m a huge WWE fan, and I’ve always wanted a heavyweight world title. I’ve always wanted that heavyweight world title. I mean, I remember back in the day watching Hulk Hogan carrying the world title, being the world champion, to Dwayne Johnson, ‘The Rock,’ being the world champion. I was like, ‘Man, if I ever had the opportunity to go to the WWE, I know I can be world champion, too.’”
“To be honest, that’s a fantastic idea,” El Patron said. “I know he’s not too bright, but in this one, it was his idea. He came up with the idea, and it’s a fantastic one. I wish it would have been me that said, ‘Hey let’s put the titles on the line.’”