Tito Ortiz is the cover star of the next issue of Train Hard, Fight Easy.
It hits UK news stores this Thursday and the centrepiece is a massive, in-depth exclusive interview with the former light-heavyweight champion. We cover numerous angles of his history, life and present circumstances.
While talking with the former champion we got his thoughts on the current champion, Jon Jones. He has dismantled all his opposition in the UFC thus far and has taken out some legends along the way. What does Ortiz think of him?
“Jon Jones is spectacular. I think he’ll go down as one of the greatest. In fact, he’s already one of the greatest right now. He thinks outside the box, the guy is always doing something different. He’s a great wrestler, his Muay Thai is really, really good – I watched the Rashad (Evans) fight and he just picked Rashad apart,” says Ortiz.
“He’s the next generation of fighters. And that’s what makes MMA so great. I can’t wait to see the next generation of fighters after him too. If you think that Ken Sharmock and Royce Gracie were the first generation, and I was the second generation, and Jon Jones is the third generation, when what are the fourth, fifth and sixth generations be like? I can only imagine.
And that’s what makes out sport so great, because the young kids that are coming up and want to be the next Tito Ortiz, or the next Jon Jones, it’s amazing to see. I’m just so excited to see what comes next in the sport of MMA and in the UFC Octagon.”
The next issue of Train Hard, Fight Easy hits stores tomorrow. Its packed with training tips and techniques from Greg Jackson, Rafael Cordeiro and more - don’t miss it!
Here's part three of the sneak preview series we've been running for the latest cover: