UFC Quick Quote: Tito Ortiz says he could have beat Jon Jones in his prime, would be like Ali-Tyson

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: Mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"Jon Jones is a great champion, but me in my prime, I was devastating. I was vicious. Nobody could stop me. Of course I could beat him in my prime Jon Jones is in his prime now, so you compare it to something like Ali v Tyson in boxing. You'll never know because it's two different generations. I don't ever want to talk smack about Jones because he's a great role model of the sport but in my prime, I wouldn't count myself out - that's for sure. I would never disrespect him. It'd be a very close fight, a decision. But in my prime I was the best in the world."

-- Tito Ortiz may be retiring after his trilogy fight against Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148 this Saturday night (July 7, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada, but he can still talk like a champion. The former "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" and now "People's Champion" still holds the record for consecutive light heavyweight title defenses, although current UFC superstar Jon Jones seems to be the man to beat that streak. Ortiz tells ESPN that, in his prime, he was the best in the world and he could have beat "Bones" at least via decision. Hell, he even recently stated that without all the injuries, he could still be champion today. Pretty bold claims. What do you make of Ortiz's comments, Maniacs? Does this old dog have way more bark than his bite?

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