Former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz are all set to make their Combate Americas debut. Tito Ortiz and Alberto were present inside the cage along with CEO of the promotion Campbell MacLaren.
The pair were present inside the cage and both fighters got into a full promotional mood in order to build up the fight, but things ended up becoming extremely cringy.
“I wanna know when you’re going to give me a date so I can whoop this guys ass for calling me out,” Tito Ortiz asked Cambell.
“Tito, Tito,” Del Rio replied. “Now I’m going to call you out again. You son of a b**ch. Are you guys ready for this?”
“You gotta understand, this ain’t like no WWE match, partner,” Ortiz fired back. “I’m been doing this shit for 22 years. You know what? See this cage? Get used to looking up at those lights. Cause when this fight’s going to happen, I’m whooping your ass and your face is going to be going face-up.”
“You see this cage?” Del Rio concluded. “This company? This is my house, perro.”
This resulted in Campbell MacLaren immediately reminding both fighters that this was, in fact, his house and he owned the promotion and the date and venue will be announced after this week.
“This is actually my f**king home,” he began. “Right after labour day, we announce the time, the date, the place, the network where this is going to happen.”
Tito Ortiz signed with Combate Americas earlier this year in April. Last year, after a long wait of 14 years, Tito Ortiz finally got his revenge as he knocked out his longtime rival Chuck Liddell in the first round of their fight at the Forum in Los Angeles.
On the other hand, Del Rio is currently 9-5 as a pro-MMA fighter, with all nine wins coming by way of knockout or submission.