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Luis Ortiz: I Want Daniel Cormier - I Think I Can Beat Him!

By Elisinio Castillo

This past Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (21-1 in MMA) moved up to the heavyweight division to score a first round knockout of Stipe Miocic to become a two-division champion - as he captured the UFC's heavyweight title.

After that Cormier was involved in a physical confrontation with former UFC champion, and current WWE champion, Brock Lesnar.

But there is another fighter who wants to trade punches with Cormier - and that fighter is dangerous Cuban heavyweight boxer Luis 'King Kong' Ortiz (28-1, 24 KOs).

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As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, Ortiz will return to the ring on July 28 to face the Romanian Razvan Cojanu, as part of the Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter undercard in Los Angeles.

It will be Ortiz's first bout since suffering his first career defeat back in March, when he was stopped in the tenth round by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the Barlcays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Beyond Cojanu, Ortiz would like to trade punches with Cormier.

In 2017, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made his boxer debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. - and the event was a financial blockbuster, with enough money racking up to become the second most lucrative combat sports event in history. Mayweather won with a tenth round TKO.

Ortiz would love to secure the opportunity to have his own cross-sports fight with Cormier.

"I would like to face Cormier in his next fight," said Ortiz to George Ebro.

"He won by a knockout and I usually win my bouts by knockout. I think I can beat him. I would like to face him. I do not know if life will allow me to do it or not, I can only say that I would like to face Cormier.

"Tell Cormier that I'm available, and if he wants to face someone like me - call me."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 07-11-2018

[QUOTE=chepboxingking;18930392]Diek-suka are you serious? We're talking UFC-BOXING fight regardless if in the cage or the ring. The others did it cuz they were broke; floyd did it for a HUGE payday opportunity. Big difference retard. Did Floyd fook your mother?…

Comment by chepboxingking on 07-11-2018

[QUOTE=richardt;18928918]Wrong dumba$$!!!! Floyd didnt fight in the UFC so he didnt start a trend of boxers fighting in the the UFC!!!!! The trend of [U][B]BOXERS[/B][/U] fighting in the [U][B]UFC[/B][/U] was from [U][B]BOXERS[/B][/U] who fought in the [U][B]UFC[/B][/U] which Floyd DIDN'T…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 07-11-2018

How odd. Why not call for a rematch with Wilder, or call out Joshua? UFC's Cormier?? WTF???

Comment by Oshio on 07-11-2018

Ortiz has lost it. He has a long way to go in order to redeem himself in the HW division

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 07-11-2018

Get in touch with Miss Diana White then. If Ray Mercer and JT can step in there so can you.

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