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Tito Ortiz “Anxious” To Return To Action Vs. Chuck Liddell

The rivalry between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddel helped shape the early days of the UFC.

Now, years later, Ortiz is anxious to meet Liddell again – this time, under Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boys MMA Promotion.

Nothing has been made official yet, according to Ortiz, as all sides are waiting on Liddell to put his name to paper and sign the contract. At least that’s what the former UFC champion said during a recent interview with Submission Radio.

“I’ve bounced back faster than I expected, which is great. But I feel good, man, I’m anxious. I’m just waiting on Chuck Liddell’s side to kind of sign the contract, get this done. So, it’s just a matter of time,” Ortiz said. “I think Chuck’s kind of holding out, trying to make more money out of it, which it just doesn’t make sense because this deal is pretty much a cut and dry contract. We’re both partners. De La Hoya wants his 40 percent and me and Chuck Liddell get to split 30 percent. So that’s on complete revenue of the whole fight in general. And this is the whole thing that I’ve been waiting for for such a long time in mixed martial arts, to really make a difference, and we’re gonna do that with De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.

“We’re able to make a big percentage of the revenue with pay-per-view, the gate, merchandising, sponsorship – something that no MMA event has ever done before, and we’re gonna make it happen.”

Ortiz added that the event would be “strictly an MMA event. This would be the beginning of Golden Boy MMA.”

The 43-year-old Ortiz last fought in 2017, besting Chael Sonnen for his 19th career win. Liddell, meanwhile, has not stepped inside the cage since 2010 when he was knocked out by Rich Franklin.

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Tito Ortiz “Anxious” To Return To Action Vs. Chuck Liddell

The rivalry between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddel helped shape the early days of the UFC.

Now, years later, Ortiz is anxious to meet Liddell again – this time, under Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boys MMA Promotion.

Nothing has been made official yet, according to Ortiz, as all sides are waiting on Liddell to put his name to paper and sign the contract. At least that’s what the former UFC champion said during a recent interview with Submission Radio.

“I’ve bounced back faster than I expected, which is great. But I feel good, man, I’m anxious. I’m just waiting on Chuck Liddell’s side to kind of sign the contract, get this done. So, it’s just a matter of time,” Ortiz said. “I think Chuck’s kind of holding out, trying to make more money out of it, which it just doesn’t make sense because this deal is pretty much a cut and dry contract. We’re both partners. De La Hoya wants his 40 percent and me and Chuck Liddell get to split 30 percent. So that’s on complete revenue of the whole fight in general. And this is the whole thing that I’ve been waiting for for such a long time in mixed martial arts, to really make a difference, and we’re gonna do that with De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.

“We’re able to make a big percentage of the revenue with pay-per-view, the gate, merchandising, sponsorship – something that no MMA event has ever done before, and we’re gonna make it happen.”

Ortiz added that the event would be “strictly an MMA event. This would be the beginning of Golden Boy MMA.”

The 43-year-old Ortiz last fought in 2017, besting Chael Sonnen for his 19th career win. Liddell, meanwhile, has not stepped inside the cage since 2010 when he was knocked out by Rich Franklin.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Albert Tumenov returns to action in May for first post-UFC bout

Albert Tumenov has a date and opponent for his first bout since leaving the UFC.

The Russian welterweight, who signed with Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) after racking up a 5-3 UFC record, will return to action on May 20 against Brazilian veteran Marcelo Alfaya in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Alfaya announced the booking on his Facebook page, and revealed the date and the location to MMA Fighting on Tuesday.

Tumenov (17-4) left the UFC on a two-fight losing skid, finished by Gunnar Nelson and Leon Edwards, but had a five-fight winning streak leading up to those bouts, including victories over the likes of Lorenz Larkin and Alan Jouban.

Alfaya (18-7, 1 NC), who will celebrate the 15th anniversary of his MMA debut later this month, went 2-0 competing in Russia in 2016. The TUF 21 alum has fought the likes of Jon Fitch and Jake Ellenberger under the WSOF and Bellator banners.

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UFC Fight Night 107 Primer: Corey Anderson in Action

This past weekend, Brazil got all the UFC love. This coming weekend, it will be London, England. UFC Fight Night 107 is about what you’d expect from a Fight Pass card (read: full of local talent), but the main event promises fireworks in the form of hard-hitting Jimi Manuwa against TUF winner Corey Anderson. Anderson […]

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Bellator’s Anastasia Yankova returns to action in April

Bellator prospect Anastasia Yankova is gearing up for a return.

The Russian-born Yankova is scheduled to fight Elina Kallionidou at Bellator 176 in Torino, Italy on April 8, MMA Fighting recently confirmed with Bellator officials. The fight will take place at a 130-pound catchweight.

The undefeated Yankova (4-0) is 2-0 under the Bellator banner, most recently defeating Veta Arteaga via split decision in September.

Kallionidou (5-1) suffered the first loss of her young career in December when she dropped a unanimous decision to Sinead Kavanagh in her Bellator debut.

Yankova was recently featured in the Russian-edition of Vogue Magazine after signing a deal with Nike Russia.

The event, currently headlined by Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef 2 for the Bellator middleweight title, will mark the promotion’s second card at the Pala Alpitour in Torino.

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UFC Fight Night 104 Primer: The Korean Zombie in Action

In a few hours, UFC Fight Night 104 will grace our television screens with the return of one of the more popular featherweights in the sport: Chan Sung Jung – “The Korean Zombie”. Rough two years of mandatory military service has kept the South Korean away from us, but he’s back, and hopefully ready to […]

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