White shoots down Ortiz’claims

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UFC President Dana White has shot down claims made by Tito Ortiz that bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will fight Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino in Arlington, Texas later in the year.

In an interview with Yahoo Sports, White said that no fight had been offered to Justino and he went as far as calling Ortiz a liar for making the claims.

"That was a complete lie. It's 100 percent a lie. First of all, the UFC doesn't even talk to Tito Ortiz, so let's start there," White said.

"But, we haven't offered any fight to Justino. Tito Ortiz is just making this up. 

"In no way, shape or form did we offer her a fight against Ronda at Cowboys Stadium. Completely untrue. 

"The problem is, this kind of thing gets out there and picks up momentum when there is no truth to it. 

"And it was just something that he decided to make up. But it's not true."

Ortiz, who is a former manager of Invicta FC Featherweight champion Justino, had this to say on Saturday night. 

"I've heard from Cris [Justino] actually that the fight that's supposed to be happening at the Cowboy's arena … they offered the fight to Cris," said Ortiz. 

"I know her management said 'yes' and I've told her, ‘Let's do it.' So I guess the ball's all in Ronda [Rousey]'s corner and Ronda wants to do it. 

"Dana said if Cris came down to 135 they'll make the fight happen, so let's see if Ronda accepts the fight," he added.

The main issue over the bout happening is that Rousey will only fight the Brazilian at the 135 pound weight and no higher. 

Justino is expected to try to come down from her current 145 pound weight and fight as a catchweight at 140 pounds in her next Invicta bout.

If she gets it right, then she will try and get down to the 135 pound weight next year so she can fight Rousey.

Rousey's next fight is expected to be against former Strikeforce women's Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate.