Tito Ortiz is set to challenge for the Bellator light heavyweight title later this year against Liam McGeary, but the former UFC champion already has his sights set on his next fight.
With speculation running wild that Fedor Emelianenko will make his return to the cage, Ortiz recently talked with Submission Radio about the idea of fighting “The Last Emperor” for the belt.
“I think Fedor is signing with Bellator, and if he can get down to 205, I would love to fight him,” Ortiz said. “I’ve always fought at 205, but if Bellator could put that together…wow, can you imagine after I beat McGeary, me and Fedor for the light heavyweight title?
“That would be amazing.”
Bellator president Scott Coker had a close working relationship with Emelianenko from his time in Strikeforce, and the former heavyweight champion has appeared at several Bellator-related fan events over the past few months.
“It just seems like when you’re in a good business relationship, things just make sense,” Ortiz said. “We’ll see.”
Listen to the complete interview, as Ortiz talks about Cris Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey and more on Submission Radio.