'Nervous' Tito Ortiz vows to 'slow down' and 'get better' following Cyborg press conference performance

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

During the press conference to announce 'Cyborg' Santos' signing with Invicta FC, Tito Ortiz was visibly nervous, struggling to put his words together as the conference streamed live on AXS-TV. But, "The People's Champ" vows to work on his public speaking skills in order to get better.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz, was undoubtedly a great mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter during his tenure with the promotion.

Now that he's turned his attention to the management side of the business, he, admittedly, has some work to do when it comes to his public speaking skills. A tongue-tied Tito admitted on "The MMA Hour" he was rather nervous having to go live and says the stresses of setting up the press conference all by his lonesome only added to the pressure.

"Yes, I'm happy, just because I wanted to let (everyone) know the future of Cris Cyborg and what she is going to be doing. That was my main goal, just letting people know what she is going to be doing. But, in general? No, not really. I think I got some work to do, but, you know, (I) set up the whole press conference myself, literally. From the stage, the podium to the banners to the PR, press, everything, the people being there, I kind of put a little too much on my plate. And to go live TV on AXS television, this is as nervous as I've ever been with anything I've ever done with anything about mixed martial arts and I was so nervous because instead of holding my career, I'm holding someone else's career. I'll get better in time, as Dana White said. I'll get better. I just got to do a little more work and just make sure to get more comfortable on live television. I'm just so used to doing it during fights. You don't have nervousness after fights because your emotions are high. But making sure you say the right things for people to understand you, it's going to take a little work for me I guess. It's just time for me to slow down and explore exactly what I'm trying to say. It's going to take work and I will get better."

"The People's Champ" received some rather harsh criticism for his presentation during the "Cyborg" Santos Invicta FC signing press conference (see it here). Nevertheless, Tito knows a weakness when he sees it and vows to put the work in necessary to get better ahead of future press conferences.

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