Ortiz is so confident in his skills that if El Patron makes it past the first round in their fight, a donation of $50,000 is going to be made to a charity of El Patron’s choosing.
“Alberto Del Rio picked me to compete against. He picked the wrong person to compete against,” Ortiz said at a recent press conference (via Alexander K. Lee of MMA Fighting). “If he can get past the first round, I told him I’ll donate $50,000 to his charity. This guy don’t understand who he’s fighting. I’m an animal. When that cage is locked, you guys are gonna be turning on the Discovery Channel on pay-per-view, because I’m gonna be a vicious lion that hasn’t eaten in a long time. And this lion’s gonna roar.”
El Patron has yet to name a charity that Ortiz will donate the $50,000 to if their bout goes past the opening round.
The former light heavyweight champion says that the bout against El Patron is all about his legacy.
“People think, ‘Oh, it’s an easy fight for you.’ It’s not about the fight. It’s about my name. It’s about my legacy,” Ortiz said. “It’s about everything I’m gonna put into it so I can show my performance on Dec. 7. And I’m thankful for having Campbell give me the opportunity to show my skills, to show what I’m really made of.”
Combate Americas: Ortiz vs. El Patron takes place on Saturday, December 7 from the Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas with Tito Ortiz and Alberto El Patron headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on pay-per-view.
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