Alberto Del Rio Talks Why He Wanted His MMA Return Fight To Be Against Tito Ortiz

Alberto Del Rio knew the fight he wanted

Former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio aka Alberto El Patron is making the media rounds to promote his upcoming fight with Tito Ortiz this weekend under the Combate Americas banner. 

Del Rio spoke with MMA Weekly for a new interview to hype the fight. During the interview, he was asked about why he wanted to fight the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. 

Del Rio brought up how when they started talking about his MMA return, he would only come back under one condition, which was to fight somebody with a name. 

Thus, with Ortiz not being under a contract with any other organization, he thought Ortiz was a perfect choice. 

“He’s the perfect person for me. He’s a legend in the sport and he’s a great fighter. We are pretty much the same age, same weight, and in fighting someone like Tito Ortiz will inspire all those Latinos, those Mexicans, who want to do something spectacular in their lives, regardless if it’s pro wrestling, MMA, or any other job.”

Betting Odds Released For Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto Del Rio

The fight will take on Saturday, December 7th at the Payne Arena in McAllen, Texas, and air on pay-per-view for $29.99. 

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