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Chuck Liddell Confirms He’s Returning To MMA, Tito Ortiz Responds

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Just when you thought MMA couldn’t get any stranger than it already is.

Former UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz are one step closer to fighting each other again.

Liddell confirmed on The MMA Hour Monday that he is returning to the sport, as he targets a third bout vs. Ortiz with promoter Oscar de la Hoya.

“I will fight again,” Liddell said. “It’s a real thing. They’re working on it.

Early plans are for November in either Las Vegas or California under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. De La Hoya, a former boxing champion, recently mentioned the idea of getting into the MMA business.

While Ortiz has previously stated he would only return for Liddell, the same is not true for “The Iceman.”

“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kinda hadn’t really thought about it much,” Liddell said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we had to have somebody backing up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m (still) going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”

Liddell, 48 years old, will have been gone from the sport for eight years this June. He was knocked out by Rich Franklin that year at UFC 115, his third consecutive knockout loss.

Ortiz, who turned 43 years old this year and is 0-2 vs. Liddell lifetime, fought in 2017, besting Chael Sonnen via submission for his first win in three years.

 

 

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Chuck Liddell Confirms He’s Returning To MMA, Tito Ortiz Responds

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Just when you thought MMA couldn’t get any stranger than it already is.

Former UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz are one step closer to fighting each other again.

Liddell confirmed on The MMA Hour Monday that he is returning to the sport, as he targets a third bout vs. Ortiz with promoter Oscar de la Hoya.

“I will fight again,” Liddell said. “It’s a real thing. They’re working on it.

Early plans are for November in either Las Vegas or California under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. De La Hoya, a former boxing champion, recently mentioned the idea of getting into the MMA business.

While Ortiz has previously stated he would only return for Liddell, the same is not true for “The Iceman.”

“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kinda hadn’t really thought about it much,” Liddell said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we had to have somebody backing up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m (still) going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”

Liddell, 48 years old, will have been gone from the sport for eight years this June. He was knocked out by Rich Franklin that year at UFC 115, his third consecutive knockout loss.

Ortiz, who turned 43 years old this year and is 0-2 vs. Liddell lifetime, fought in 2017, besting Chael Sonnen via submission for his first win in three years.

 

 

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Jon Jones vs. Chuck Liddell? Please, No!

The “Iceman”, Chuck Liddell, was forced to retire back in 2010 because his once-impossibly tough chin turned fragile, and a strong gust of wind would knock him out.

But, like all legendary fighters who miss that glory (and need a paycheck), he’s un-retiring! And wants to face longtime rival Tito Ortiz!

Appearing on “The MMA Hour” today, Liddell also mentioned some nonsense about fighting Jon Jones, the former UFC light-heavyweight champ who will likely be suspended due to drug infractions long after Liddell has died of old age.

After years of teasing a potential comeback, UFC Hall of Famer and former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell announced Monday on The MMA Hour that he is officially coming out of retirement. The 48-year-old Liddell is targeting a third fight against rival Tito Ortiz and is hopeful a deal gets done with Oscar de la Hoya to promote the contest under Golden Boy’s much-discussed potential move into the MMA space.

“I will fight again,” Liddell declared.

“It’s a real thing. They’re working on it.”

Liddell said a deal has yet to be finalized with Golden Boy but tentative plans are for the fight to go down in November in either Las Vegas or California.

The Iceman returning would be awful on many levels. Him facing Jones would just make it worse.

Anyway, here’s Jones’ response to the callout.

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Tito Ortiz Announces Un-Retirement to Fight Chuck Liddell

Of all the rematches the fans of the sport are clamoring to see, a pairing of Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz would rank down at the bottom as the one people want to see the least. In fact, no one wants to see it.

Everyone wants to see Liddell and Ortiz do nothing but sit on lawn chairs and drink strawberry daiquiris. I mean, after all the years they’ve put into entertaining us – and all the concussions they received – they’ve earned a permanent retirement on a beach in Florida.

But Ortiz lost to Liddell when Liddell was king of the light-heavyweights, back at UFC 47 and UFC 66, and with his complete manhandling of Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 earlier this year, the “Huntington Beach Badboy” has it in his head that another paycheck awaits if he dances with the “Iceman” once more, and so here we are…

I want to give the fans the fight they have been waiting for #TitovsChuck3 #Redemption thanks to @primetime360esm with @get_repost Tito Ortiz is officially out of a year long retirement. While on @BitetheMic with @MikeTyson and @Tattootheone Tito was asked if he was going to fight @chuckliddell -Tito replied why doesn’t @OscarDeLaHoya @GoldenBoyBoxing get into #MMA and promote the fight. Oscar should promote it and give the fans what they want Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell 3. @primetime360esm #goldenboymma #moneyfight #megafight #badblood #titovchuck3 #4thefans #Mexico #USA #Brazil #Canada #Japan #UK #Australia #Africa #China #Europe #Germany #Russia #ufc @espn @foxsports @sportscenter @cbssports @sportscenter @sportsillustrated

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Please, God, no more. No more of Liddell suffering a brutal knockout and Ortiz getting pounded out and showing the world his sad face.

Let these men ride off into the sunset and stay there.

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Tito Ortiz Announces Un-Retirement to Fight Chuck Liddell

Of all the rematches the fans of the sport are clamoring to see, a pairing of Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz would rank down at the bottom as the one people want to see the least. In fact, no one wants to see it.

Everyone wants to see Liddell and Ortiz do nothing but sit on lawn chairs and drink strawberry daiquiris. I mean, after all the years they’ve put into entertaining us – and all the concussions they received – they’ve earned a permanent retirement on a beach in Florida.

But Ortiz lost to Liddell when Liddell was king of the light-heavyweights, back at UFC 47 and UFC 66, and with his complete manhandling of Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 earlier this year, the “Huntington Beach Badboy” has it in his head that another paycheck awaits if he dances with the “Iceman” once more, and so here we are…

I want to give the fans the fight they have been waiting for #TitovsChuck3 #Redemption thanks to @primetime360esm with @get_repost Tito Ortiz is officially out of a year long retirement. While on @BitetheMic with @MikeTyson and @Tattootheone Tito was asked if he was going to fight @chuckliddell -Tito replied why doesn’t @OscarDeLaHoya @GoldenBoyBoxing get into #MMA and promote the fight. Oscar should promote it and give the fans what they want Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell 3. @primetime360esm #goldenboymma #moneyfight #megafight #badblood #titovchuck3 #4thefans #Mexico #USA #Brazil #Canada #Japan #UK #Australia #Africa #China #Europe #Germany #Russia #ufc @espn @foxsports @sportscenter @cbssports @sportscenter @sportsillustrated

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Please, God, no more. No more of Liddell suffering a brutal knockout and Ortiz getting pounded out and showing the world his sad face.

Let these men ride off into the sunset and stay there.

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Tito Ortiz Announces Un-Retirement to Fight Chuck Liddell

Of all the rematches the fans of the sport are clamoring to see, a pairing of Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz would rank down at the bottom as the one people want to see the least. In fact, no one wants to see it.

Everyone wants to see Liddell and Ortiz do nothing but sit on lawn chairs and drink strawberry daiquiris. I mean, after all the years they’ve put into entertaining us – and all the concussions they received – they’ve earned a permanent retirement on a beach in Florida.

But Ortiz lost to Liddell when Liddell was king of the light-heavyweights, back at UFC 47 and UFC 66, and with his complete manhandling of Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 earlier this year, the “Huntington Beach Badboy” has it in his head that another paycheck awaits if he dances with the “Iceman” once more, and so here we are…

I want to give the fans the fight they have been waiting for #TitovsChuck3 #Redemption thanks to @primetime360esm with @get_repost Tito Ortiz is officially out of a year long retirement. While on @BitetheMic with @MikeTyson and @Tattootheone Tito was asked if he was going to fight @chuckliddell -Tito replied why doesn’t @OscarDeLaHoya @GoldenBoyBoxing get into #MMA and promote the fight. Oscar should promote it and give the fans what they want Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell 3. @primetime360esm #goldenboymma #moneyfight #megafight #badblood #titovchuck3 #4thefans #Mexico #USA #Brazil #Canada #Japan #UK #Australia #Africa #China #Europe #Germany #Russia #ufc @espn @foxsports @sportscenter @cbssports @sportscenter @sportsillustrated

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Please, God, no more. No more of Liddell suffering a brutal knockout and Ortiz getting pounded out and showing the world his sad face.

Let these men ride off into the sunset and stay there.

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Dana White Doesn’t Want to See Chuck Liddell Make Comeback With Golden Boy MMA

Retired boxing superstar Oscar De La Hoya recently revealed plans to launch his own mixed martial arts promotion, Golden Boy MMA.
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Chuck Liddell got in Chael Sonnen’s face over all that smack talk

Things between the two fighters got heated, all with Chael Sonnen’s mother in the middle.

Chael Sonnen is no stranger to surprise altercations. Wanderlei Silva called him out for his borderline racist attacks on Brazil during a shuttle to a UFC event. Later on he’d try to sucker punch Chael on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. Now the same sort of thing is happening again, but this time with another legendary light heavyweight fighter: Chuck Liddell.

Sonnen has been trash talking Liddell for the past several months since a fight between the two started to seem like a possibility in Bellator. One of his greatest hits over that time? That Liddell was broke and “snorted all his money away.”

“I come into the dressing room and there was Chuck, face to face, and it was awkward,” Sonnen told MMA Fighting during a media scrum. “And I was doing [The Rich Eisen Show] and Eisen told me, ‘You got a message for Chuck? He’ll be here tomorrow.’ So I gave him a message to Chuck, thinking he would be there tomorrow.”

”Turned out Chuck was in the back, watching it on a monitor, with my mother. So, my mom and uncle had to get involved and it was just a big, colossal mess. I had to go one way and Chuck had to go the other, and it was weird.”

The two ended up in a heated shouting match, but Sonnen doesn’t think it will escalate into a real fight … not one that the two will get paid for, anyway.

”I don’t think he’s going to fight again,” Sonnen said. “I didn’t ask him point-blank because we were too busy yelling at one another, but he looked good, I’ll give him that. I mean, it looked like he was in shape, but I don’t know. I don’t know what he’s going to do. I’m up for [the fight] right now. I’m ready to go. I was ready to fight him yesterday in the green room, would’ve reached right over my mother.”

Just one day before, Liddell had told MMA Fighting that Sonnen’s jabs weren’t getting to him.

“He takes a lot of liberty with facts,” Chuck said. “He doesn’t need his facts to be true — he just makes them up as he goes. It’s hard to get mad at someone who everything he’s saying is made up.”

“If it was something where he really pissed me off and I wanted to fight him, I’d show up to his house. We don’t need the money, I’ll show up to his house. We’ll find out real quick.”

I wonder if showing up at The Rich Eisen Show qualifies.

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Midnight Mania! Chuck Liddell on Jon Jones’ lie detector test: ‘Who paid for the polygraph?’

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Chuck Liddell was skeptical of Jon Jones’ recent polygraph test results, to say the least. I spoke to him today about a new YouTube Red show he was a part of, Ultimate Expedition. Halfway through the interview, I asked him if he had seen the news about Jon Jones taking a polygraph test to prove he didn’t take steroids intentionally.

Liddell: I didn’t see it, but … is a polygraph really gonna prove anything? Is this the “someone slipped something into my drink” defense? And who paid for the polygraph?

The test was conducted by PGP Polygraph & Interviewing Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was not requested by the UFC or USADA. Liddell further elaborated with a little speculation:

The “someone put it in my drink more than once”, defense? Like… first go round, its a little different.

What was the first one, tainted Cialis? Listen, how tainted was the Cialis, for that to register in a high enough amount that it would pop you on the test? I don’t know about tests. Maybe you just need a little bit to pop you, but to be at a level that would show up on the test, it seems like you would have to have taken a LOT of tainted Cialis. Or, just a little bit in the Cialis, if it wasn’t that, instead of Cialis, in whatever it was. I don’t know.

Jones has been very unapologetic about taking Cialis, which he described as “awesome”; however, his defense was that they were contaminated, resulting in his first drug test failure. Failing a second test, though, certainly has called his alibi into question. Some, including UFC executive Jeff Novitsky, seem to be convinced it was accidental; others, not so much.

Chuck also dished on seeing his friend Matt Hughes recover, the current state of the Light Heavyweight division, whether he still gets the urge to compete, advice to young fighters as a fan of the sport, and what it was like to come off the couch to climb a mountain for the first time where base camp was at 14,000 feet. He also explained why he shaved his face:


Insomnia

This is funny trolling, because the shoulder roll is Floyd’s move, but Mayweather-McGregor was so… 2017. Maybe if McGregor gets back into competition sooner than later, he will have something relevant to post about.

I call this move the shoulder roll.

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I am as excited about Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson as anyone; more than likely it will happen, but it’s not a completely done deal just yet.

Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou is this weekend and yes, we are all stoked.

I’ve been missing out on this quality content by not following Phil Baroni, apparently.

This is the reverse of “don’t try this at home”, because someone already did, so Raymond Daniels, the professional, does it right.

Maryna Moroz is (justifiably) proud of her abs.

Obligatory reminder that UFC fighters are not paid as well as other athletes. Just work on becoming a star, Belal Muhammad.

Valentina Shevchenko has a hidden talent, and it’s not shooting or traditional dance. (She can do those too) It’s painting.

Don’t be the human who sends Jessica-Rose Clark nasty messages concerning her fight with Paige VanZant.

This weekend’s fighting schedule:


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

A reminder that Rory Macdonald brings the violence (so does Douglas Lima) so this weekend has goodness on both Bellator and UFC cards.

This is the scariest choke/crank I’ve ever seen. It looks as though Saadulaez is about to snap his neck.

I’m not sure how this doesn’t get you signed to the UFC, but enjoy this guy while you can, LFA.

Always love a good submission

I love simple technical pointers like this:

Here are some fights you may have missed this weekend:


Podcasts and Video

UFC 220 Beer Pairing with Flyin Brian J! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

UFC 220 Embedded, Episode 2:

Stone Cold Stipe is fired up

The Co-Main Event podcast


Random Land

This will make your night better.

Stay woke, Maniacs! (Or go to sleep, it’s probably better for you) Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Chael Sonnen Wanted to Face Chuck Liddell in Bellator

Like some sort of hyper-violent retirement community, Bellator has become the place where spent fighters squeeze the last bit of mojo out of their names for a paycheck. And that’s great, because how else are people like Chael Sonnen, Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir going to make their mortgage payments? But apparently there were whiffs […]

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