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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

The post Chuck Liddell Confirms He’s Returning To MMA, Tito Ortiz Responds appeared first on Fightline.

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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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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LIVE! Wilder Vs. Ortiz Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder faces his toughest test to date this evening (Sat., March 3, 2018) when he takes on Cuban bruiser Luis Ortiz inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

MMAmania.com will have LIVE coverage of “Wilder vs. Ortiz, starting with the Showtime broadcast at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Wilder (39-0, 38 KO) was actually booked to face Ortiz (28-0, 24 KO) last year, but another failed drug test by “King Kong” cost him his shot at the title, leaving Wilder to obliterate Bermane Stiverne in one round. WBC accepted Ortiz’s explanation that he had accidentally ingested tainted meat, however, and so here we are again.

The co-feature might have even more bad blood. Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KO) and Jose Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KO) were in the middle of a competitive fight last June when Uzcategui knocked Dirrell out with a shot after the bell, resulting in a DQ victory for the latter. To make things worse, Dirrell’s uncle and trainer, Leon Lawson, sucker-punched Uzcategui afterwards and fled from law enforcement.

Let’s hope for a little less of that this time.

“Wilder Vs. Ortiz” Quick Results:

Heavyweight: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz
Super Middleweight: Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui

“Wilder Vs. Ortiz” Play-By-Play Results:

Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz

Round one:

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Final result:


Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui

Round one:

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Round four:

Round five:

Round six: Aight, guess we’ll start the round-by-round here now that the 222 Prelims are over with.

Uzcategui opens with body shots. Dirrell firing his jab. Uzcategui backs him to the corner, looks for the body as he exits. Jab exchange. One minute in. Uzcategui with a hook upstairs. Dirrell pops him with a straight left, more jabs. Hook upstairs by Uzcategui, more lancing rights from Dirrell. One minute to go. Dirrell uppercut inside. Dirrell lands a good combo. Uzcategui finds the mark with a right, eats a body shot. Dirrell round.

Round seven:

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Final result:

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Midnight Mania! Tito Ortiz films UFO, which turns out to be Elon Musk’s spaceship

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

We live in strange times.

Tito Ortiz, like most of us, was caught unaware by this… comet? UFO?

No, actually, it’s just a billionaire’s launch of his private spaceship.

That’s right, Elon Musk’s SpaceX was firing a rocket that carried ten satellites into orbit. Known as the Falcon 9, the rocket launched was part of a space tech upgrade for the communications firm Iridium.

Tito was not the only celebrity surprised by this event; Tony Hawk and Don Cheadle weren’t sure what to make of the spindle-shaped object in the sky either.

Elon himself stole tomorrow’s Infowars headline:

No one tell Georges. St. Pierre.


Insomnia

An illustrated version of that Francis Ngannou fan poster? Cool.

Roy Nelson needs to be careful or he is going to shed that gut, #bellyrubapproved or not.

Edson Barboza, like his UFC 219 opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, has been doing combat sports for a long time.

Don’t be coy, Cyborg.

If you haven’t seen this by now, you don’t follow Dana White

Speaking of Dana White, this is some cool art he’s posting.

Thank u @msktinamarie for the awesome gift. @thenotoriousmma @floydmayweather

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Cub Swanson came in on his day off to hit pads with his baby daughter!

Chad Mendes is still ridiculously fast.

Slippin n Rippin with @joey_rodriguez916

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Slips, Rips, KO Clips

There are always combat sports happening somewhere in the world.

It looks like mixing up the left kick and left straight worked really well in this fight.

Tenshin Nasukawa


Good Reads


Random Land

The crab had no chance in this circular game of deadly tag.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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UFC Fight Night 114 Bonuses: Ortiz, Morales, Bandenay, Price Pocket $50K

With UFC Fight Night 114 “Pettis vs. Moreno” tying a modern-era record with seven first-round stoppages, it likely was a difficult choice for the promotional brass to narrow the post-fight bonuses to just four fighters.
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UFC Fight Night 114 Bonuses: Ortiz, Morales, Bandenay, Price Pocket $50K

With UFC Fight Night 114 “Pettis vs. Moreno” tying a modern-era record with seven first-round stoppages, it likely was a difficult choice for the promotional brass to narrow the post-fight bonuses to just four fighters.
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UFC Fight Night 114 Bonuses: Ortiz, Morales, Bandenay, Price Pocket $50K

With UFC Fight Night 114 “Pettis vs. Moreno” tying a modern-era record with seven first-round stoppages, it likely was a difficult choice for the promotional brass to narrow the post-fight bonuses to just four fighters.
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