TITO ORTIZ has revealed his dramatic 20lbs weight loss – and set his sights on shedding even more.
The 46-year-old wants to lose THREE stone in total for next month's bout with Anderson Silva.
The UFC legends will clash at Triller’s ‘Fight Club’ on September 11, headlined by Oscar De La Hoya vs Vitor Belfort.
And Ortiz has revealed he’s on a mission to go from 240 pounds (17 stone 1 pound) to a trim 195 pounds (13 stone 9 pound) for the epic encounter.
Posting on Instagram, the brawler showed off an amazing body transformation, having lost 20 pounds already.
Ortiz claimed his strong progress was down to cutting out carbs and sugar.
But he still has some way to go if he’s to avoid receiving a purse fine.
And worse yet, if Ortiz can’t get below 200 pounds, the fight is likely to be canned.
Ortiz exclusively told SunSport: “When negotiations started, they said it was mandatory to get to 195 pounds and that was a big problem for me.
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“I haven’t weighed that since I was in college aged 20. I have fought at 205 pounds my whole career in the last 24 years.
“I used to be 199 pounds but it was very hard for me get that. Silva demanded me to get to 195.
“I said can we meet half way at 199, they said no, either you take it or leave it.
“I’m a competitive person and need to take care of my family. I was like, ‘I’ll do 195’.
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“They said, ‘if you don’t make 195 we will deduct 20 percent of your purse – from 195 to 198, and 30 per cent from 198 to 200’.
“If it’s over 200 we probably won’t be fighting so I’ve got get my weight down to 195.
“It’s going to be really hard but I’m going to kill myself trying and do it. I love challenges, I’m fighting one of the best guys in the world.”
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