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Liddell Vs Ortiz Feud Coming To ESPN’s ‘30 For 30’

What was the greatest feud in the history of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)?

Regardless of your answer, Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz will undoubtedly make your Top 5, and there’s an argument that modern-day mixed martial arts (MMA) simply wouldn’t be what it is without “The Iceman” warring with “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.”

That’s one of many reasons why ESPN is featuring their longstanding feud in an upcoming edition of “30 for 30.” I’m not sure what new ground there is to cover, but ESPN is now in bed with UFC and this is the sort of thing we should expect.

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Liddell and Ortiz finished their trilogy under the Golden Boy MMA banner since UFC President, Dana White, refused to participate in anything that had “The Iceman” at risk for further punishment. That, and he just doesn’t like Ortiz.

Turns out he was making the right call, as Liddell came out and got buried by his longtime rival in a performance that had many combat sports fans crying foul. Hopefully some of that gets covered in “30 for 30.”

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Tito Ortiz Willing To Postpone Retirement To ‘Kick Chael Sonnen’s Ass Again’

Tito Ortiz appeared to retire following his knockout victory against Chuck Liddell at Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 last month, claiming that he was “done” with MMA. Now, it seems he might have left one task undone.
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Joe Rogan Blames Liddell’s ‘Marauder’ Style For Knockout Loss To Ortiz

Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator Joe Rogan didn’t like what he saw from Chuck Liddell at Golden Boy MMA last weekend, but he is just as concerned with the process as with the result.
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Report: Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Estimated at 40,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

While the trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on Nov. 24 certainly had people talking, it wasn’t necessarily something that people paid to see.
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Report: Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Estimated at 40,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

While the trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on Nov. 24 certainly had people talking, it wasn’t necessarily something that people paid to see.
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Report: Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Estimated at 40,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

While the trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on Nov. 24 certainly had people talking, it wasn’t necessarily something that people paid to see.
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Report: Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Estimated at 40,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

While the trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on Nov. 24 certainly had people talking, it wasn’t necessarily something that people paid to see.
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Liddell Suspended Indefinitely Following Ortiz KO

It’s too bad they didn’t suspend Chuck Liddell indefinitely before his knockout loss to Tito Ortiz, but hey, California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) is running a business and the recently-unemployed “Iceman” is trying to earn a living.

If Liddell, 48, plans to fight again, he’ll need to apply for reinstatement in “The Golden State,” because as a general rule, stateside commissions practice reciprocity, so what stands in California is law just about everywhere else.

Here is the complete list of injuries and medical suspensions for those fighters competing at the inaugural Golden Boy MMA pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Inglewood, courtesy of our friends at MMA Fighting.

Chuck Liddell: Suspended indefinitely, see California commission; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO loss

Tito Ortiz: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to left shoulder, left knee

Efrain Escudero: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right hand

Gleison Tibau: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for laceration to left eyelid; recommend fight weight of at least 165lbs.

Walel Watson: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exception due to KO loss

Abert Morales: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exception due to hard bout

Joe Roye: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to left foot #5 digital toe

Craig Wilkerson: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to left leg, left eardrum; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to hard bout

Dave Terrel: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right jaw; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to hard bout

With the exception of Liddell, most of the above fighters will be able to return to combat sports action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.

Both CSAC and promoter Oscar de la Hoya came under fire for allowing Liddell to compete. While “The Iceman” passed his medicals, it was clear once the action got underway that the once-great light heavyweight champion had no business being inside the cage, where he suffered his fourth straight knockout loss.

And to quote UFC President Dana White (of all people), “Told ya’ so.”

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Dana White Rips ‘F—-ing Cokehead’ Oscar De La Hoya for Promotion of Liddell vs. Ortiz

As someone who urged Chuck Liddell to retire from the UFC, Dana White was never a fan of seeing “The Iceman” make a comeback.
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Dana White Rips ‘F—-ing Cokehead’ Oscar De La Hoya for Promotion of Liddell vs. Ortiz

As someone who urged Chuck Liddell to retire from the UFC, Dana White was never a fan of seeing “The Iceman” make a comeback.
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