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43-year-old Tito Ortiz and 48-year-old Chuck Liddell are gearing up to fight for the third time, and even this long after their rivalry had divisional relevance, it still has vitriol. Liddell was hitting pads in the same room as Ortiz, who took no time in laughing at Liddell’s performance.
“That was only thirty seconds. You can’t be tired that quick!” Tito shouted during Chuck’s pad session. “That shit was like junk! Junk junk. Wow, I guess you are getting old.”
Liddell responded, via MMAJunkie.com:
“They put out a video of me warming up my legs right when I got to the gym,” Liddell said. “I don’t know why they would – out of all the video they took – why they would choose to put that out, I have no idea. I challenge anyone talking trash about it to take one of those kicks I was throwing anyway. They’re not that soft. I was just warming up my legs the way I like to do it. I was just warming up my legs, so it is what it is.”
It is what it is indeed. This is hardly the first time Ortiz has criticized Liddell’s movement or ability when hitting pads, leading to his coach Ray Sefo defending him online. The fight goes down at Golden Boy 1 on November 24, 2018, broadcast on PPV.
15 years too late, indeed.
Jimmie Rivera evidently lost the opportunity for a bout with former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, so he’s angling for a bout with Raphael Assuncao.
While @Cody_Nolove is pouting, my team has spoken with @RaphaAssuncao manager and the @ufc . We both agreed to fight and are waiting on the paperwork to sign to put on a show for the fans. https://t.co/gYPhgJ5KMS
— Jimmie Rivera (@JimmieRivera135) November 13, 2018
The old-school uncrowned UFC lightweight champion Yves Edwards reminds us that California pays prisoners a dollar an hour to fight fires.
They are trying to kill Anthony Pettis, but I would still watch him fight with Justin Gaethje any day of the week.
Per multiple sources, UFC looking to book Justin Gaethje vs. Anthony Pettis. It’s not done and there’s no date just yet, but that’s the matchup currently in the works. Would be early next year.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 13, 2018
Day3 ozeki Tochinoshin (R) does seem a little off his game, but it’s early. He’s vs back up in the big leagues Myogiryu who had the “honor” of giving Kise his 2nd straight loss ystrdy. #Sumolingo #kyushubasho pic.twitter.com/3IN2gdsO9D
— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) November 13, 2018
Jeremy Stephens is a savage.
so, here is Jeremy Stephens’ conversation with a 16 year old kid on instagram. his bio says “r.i.p dad” pic.twitter.com/GM5Ckbaeie
— LV (@LVVE_) November 13, 2018
When you win a fight by headbutt.
This guy would destroy all those UFC fighters.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is getting an early start on his community service hours by installing wells in Africa, which admittedly is a pretty cool thing to do.
— MMA TEAM DAGESTAN (@MMATeamDagestan) November 12, 2018
This is my workout song when I deadlift heavy.