Alberto El Patron Explains How Tito Ortiz Bout Came Together, Why He’s Fighting

Our sister site recently talked to former WWE star Alberto El Patron about his upcoming mixed martial arts bout against Tito Ortiz. It will air as the main event of Combate Americas’ debut pay-per-view this Saturday.

“My one condition; the only condition, was to have a good opponent,” Rodriguez told Sherdog about returning to MMA. “So, we were going through the names, and suddenly we found out Tito Ortiz was not under contract to any organization. That’s when I said I want Tito. Because that’s the perfect fight for me. Mexican-American [versus] Mexican-American.”

Despite facing a legend of the sport, El Patron doesn’t plan on losing. “In the moment I decided to fight Tito, I did it knowing I could win this fight. Of course, in order to do that you have to go to the right places. That’s why I went to Arizona and trained so hard. This is MMA, and anything can happen. I’ve been hearing the same things since my first fight in Japan many years back. They all said you’re not going to make it; you’re going to lose this fight. I ended up winning, and it was the same for the second, the third one, the fourth one and my last. I’m not planning on going to Hidalgo, Texas, to lose.”

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