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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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Midnight Mania! Tito Defends Liddell Bout: ‘He Called Me Out’

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Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell seem to both think of their bout Saturday night in different terms than the rest of us. Whereas most people, both in the buildup and in the actual event, were awestruck by just how much age had taken its toll on Liddell, in particular, that isn’t a framework that either man seems to want to take into consideration. Liddell insisted after the bout that he just made a mistake and got caught. Ortiz, despite mocking Liddell for his ‘junk’ form on the pads beforehand, is now upset that people aren’t giving him credit for his awesome win.

How the fight even got made has been a subject after the result, with the commission defending itself- it’s just business- to Ortiz defending how the bout came together on social media. He said this was something Chuck wanted- he had been just fine, minding his own business, when Liddell called him out.

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I’ve had some time to think about this fight verse @chuckliddell How it came to be? This is something that chuck wanted I was ok doing my businesses. He called me out. Yes I agree and helped make it happen with @goldenboyboxing . I took this fight very serious that’s why I put in a 18 week camp. 3x a day 6 days a week. I sacrificed everything. I was willing to put my life on the line. One year ago I had 3 level disk replacement in my neck. Plus 7 other major surgeries since 2009. But was still willing to take a chance against someone who beat me twice before. There is not quit in me. I have made mistakes and I have learned from them. That’s life! I want to fail so I can learn to better myself. I have lived my life with ups and downs but at the end of the day I keep learning. I wish more people would. Having everyone saying why are you fighting chuck again he beat you twice? 1. He called me out 2. I always wanted redemption. 3. I’m here to prove my fans were right and the haters were wrong. 4. An opportunity to start a new organization that will take care of the fighters as they should be. I showed the world what hard work and dedication can get you. I’ve never been so nervous before a fight like this one but I knew I was ready. The mind games that chuck was playing made me work harder. So thank you chuck. I was in a lose lose situation but I was willing to gamble with my health. Chuck said he was ready I knew I was ready, may the best fighter win. In this case it was me. I need to thank all my fans,friends and family that supported me for this fight. I couldn’t have done it without you! I respect chuck for stepping up and following through with the fight. You’re a champion and hall of fame legend that brought the best out of me! Sorry to all your fans I was on a mission. Thank you @moses___murrietta @parilloboxing @herdemkalash @raphaeldavis205 @scottcarrgbcm @jaysilvamma @ufcgymhuntingtonbeach @rvca you all help build me up so I could knock him down! THANK YOU!!!!

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I’ve had some time to think about this fight verse @chuckliddell How it came to be? This is something that chuck wanted I was ok doing my businesses. He called me out. Yes I agree and helped make it happen with @goldenboyboxing . I took this fight very serious that’s why I put in a 18 week camp. 3x a day 6 days a week. I sacrificed everything. I was willing to put my life on the line. One year ago I had 3 level disk replacement in my neck. Plus 7 other major surgeries since 2009. But was still willing to take a chance against someone who beat me twice before. There is not quit in me. I have made mistakes and I have learned from them. That’s life! I want to fail so I can learn to better myself. I have lived my life with ups and downs but at the end of the day I keep learning. I wish more people would. Having everyone saying why are you fighting chuck again he beat you twice? 1. He called me out 2. I always wanted redemption. 3. I’m here to prove my fans were right and the haters were wrong. 4. An opportunity to start a new organization that will take care of the fighters as they should be. I showed the world what hard work and dedication can get you. I’ve never been so nervous before a fight like this one but I knew I was ready. The mind games that chuck was playing made me work harder. So thank you chuck. I was in a lose lose situation but I was willing to gamble with my health. Chuck said he was ready I knew I was ready, may the best fighter win. In this case it was me. I need to thank all my fans,friends and family that supported me for this fight. I couldn’t have done it without you! I respect chuck for stepping up and following through with the fight. You’re a champion and hall of fame legend that brought the best out of me! Sorry to all your fans I was on a mission. Thank you @moses___murrietta@parilloboxing @herdemkalash@raphaeldavis205 @scottcarrgbcm@jaysilvamma @ufcgymhuntingtonbeach@rvca you all help build me up so I could knock him down! THANK YOU!!!!

The language here- bordering on ‘he made me do it’, is telling, because it speaks to some level of understanding that Liddell’s performance reflected the amount of wear and tear his body has seen. Yet, Tito’s remaining frustration with not getting all the credit for beating an aged and decrepit Liddell, seems to center around that sense that he had been on the receiving end of trash talk beforehand, which is a remarkable stance to take.

He also clarified how often he was training leading up to this, which I personally appreciated.


Insomnia

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Israel Adesanya is pretty good at this social media thing

Cain Velasquez checks out Senegalese wrestling, which doesn’t seem that different from MMA except it happens in the sand and the first knockdown or takedown wins the match.

Ben Askren said what we were all thinking

Jonny Bones, using the irrevocable science of snitching to clear his name.

When you are a martial arts master but have to train in a regular gym:

Alexander Volkanovski’s motivation? His children watch his fights

Tony Ferguson just going in on Khabib on social media is made less impactful — for me anyway — because he still capitalizes every word like he’s Jaden Smith.

Practicing boxing defense, the skill that takes the most time to perfect.

Not all throws are great, but great throws can come from anywhere


Random Land

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Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Tito Ortiz Addresses Criticism Over Chuck Liddell Fight: ‘He Called Me Out’

The trilogy bout between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell drew plenty of criticism throughout the MMA community, particularly because Liddell was eight years removed from his last professional appearance.
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Chuck Liddell Offers ‘No Excuses’ for Loss to Tito Ortiz, Uncertain of MMA Future

Chuck Liddell’s return to mixed martial arts following an eight-year absence went about as one might expect it would.
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Tito Ortiz, 43, Knocks Out Chuck Liddell, 48, in Golden Boy MMA Inaugural Event

A day after two struggling past-their-prime legends dueled on the golf course in Las Vegas on pay-per-view, two Ultimate Fighting Championship hall of famers fought for what many observers hope will be the last time.
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Tito Ortiz, 43, Knocks Out Chuck Liddell, 48, in Golden Boy MMA Inaugural Event

A day after two struggling past-their-prime legends dueled on the golf course in Las Vegas on pay-per-view, two Ultimate Fighting Championship hall of famers fought for what many observers hope will be the last time.
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Tito Ortiz, 43, Knocks Out Chuck Liddell, 48, in Golden Boy MMA Inaugural Event

A day after two struggling past-their-prime legends dueled on the golf course in Las Vegas on pay-per-view, two Ultimate Fighting Championship hall of famers fought for what many observers hope will be the last time.
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LIVE! Tito Vs. Chuck 3 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Liddell vs Ortiz 3

Golden Boy MMA 1: “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3” takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 24, 2018) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. In the pay-per-view main event, a historic rivalry that dates back to 2004, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (19-12-1) will meet “Iceman” Chuck Liddell (21-8) and attempt to finally defeat his fiercest rival.

Golden Boy MMA 1’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on FITE TV (details). MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Golden Boy card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

GOLDEN BOY 1 QUICK RESULTS:

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz —
Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor —
Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez —
Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero —
Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios —
Albert Morales vs. James Barnes — in progress.
Jay Silva vs. Oscar CotaSilva tech. sub (head and arm choke) 2:13 R3.

GOLDEN BOY 1 MMA PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Albert Morales vs. James Barnes

Morales has the black trunks, blue gloves, and a career record of 7-4-1 following three straight losses in UFC. His opponent James Barnes has a 10-3 record and black trunks with red gloves. The referee in charge is Herb Dean.

Round 1: Barnes rushes forward looking for a single leg and can’t get it. Morales circles and both men trade leather. Barnes shoots again and gets the back as Morales gets a stern warning from Dean not to grab the fence. Barnes finally trips Morales to the ground at 1:23 and Morales closes the guard. Barnes is hitting him with lefts to the face and trying to stack Morales up. Morales is trying to set up a triangle but is still eating heavy lefts and hammerfists. Barnes escapes the triangle attempt and is in half guard briefly. Morales goes for another triangle attempt and is eating nasty right hands. He escapes and lands some more big lefts before the horn. 10-9 Barnes.

Round 2: Barnes comes out for R2 throwing his jab. Barnes steps back and throws an overhand right, then changes levels and gets the back to drag Morales down from behind. Barnes nearly gets a full mount but Morales is able to push him back to guard. Barnes goes for his side and lets Morales to his knees so he can land big right hands. Morales right eye is swelling shut and Barnes is fishing for a rear naked choke from behind. Morales escapes but Barnes is on top again landing heavy hands. Barnes backs up and comes over the top with a hard right. Morales goes for the triangle again late but has no time to cinch it up. 10-9 Barnes.

Round 3:

Final result:


Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota

Oscar Cota sports the blue gloves with red trunks and has an eight fight winning streak before his bout tonight. He is reputed to be “the top rated Heavyweight in Latin America” but tonight he’ll have the chance to prove it on a much bigger stage. Jay Silva has the red gloves and black trunks. He reportedly got his start in fighting by cleaning out an entire bar full of brawling drunks. Silva has a 2” reach advantage, 75” to 73”. Cota’s record is 10-1 and Silva’s record is 11-12-1. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Cota tries a leg kick to open the fight. Silva stands his ground in the center and Cota circles around the hexagon. Cota paws at Silva with his left hand to feel out the range with his right held high. Beltran reminds Cota to keep his fingers closed if he’s going to strike then calls for more action. Cota throws a high right kick and a roundhouse body kick, pressing Silva into the fence. Foot stomps by Cota. Cota tries to spin away and catch Silva with a reverse elbow, then it’s Silva who pushes Cota into the fence. Cota turns him right around. Cota throws knees at Silva’s legs. Beltran barks at “both of them” to work. They trade knees against the fence. Beltran restarts them at 4:16 and Cota throws a wild right hand as he pushes Silva into the cage. Silva turns him around and Cota lands some clubbing blows before the horn ends R1. 10-9 Cota.

Round 2: Cota gets rocked quickly in R2 after a few kicks and Silva is on top in guard looking to pound out a finish. He passes to full mount at 41 seconds and Cota gives up his back. There was an illegal manipulation of the fingers inside the gloves by Cota and Beltran broke it up and stood the fighters up, deducting one point for Cota. Silva rocked Beltran again but standing Cota was able to push him into the fence. Silva turns Cota around and throws knees to the body and a right uppercut. Cota is breathing hard and looks spent but he manages to turn Silva around. Silva turns him right back and lands about a dozen knees in a row to the body. Cota turns him around and Beltran calls time for Cota landing a left knee to the groin. Cota lands a hard leg kick after the restart. Silva pushes Cota into the fence, Cota turns him around. Beltran tells them work to a finish and the breaks them up at 4:35. Silva misses with a spinning backfist. Cota lands another knee to the groin just before the horn and Beltran awards another deduction. Silva has won a 10-7 round as a result.

Round 3: Both fighters tap gloves and hug to open R3. Cota comes forward throwing bombs knowing he’s behind but Silva is responding in kind and pushes Cota into the cage. Cota turns him around and they trade knees. Silva turns Cota right back. They go back and forth on the fence as Beltran calls for work. Cota gets a takedown at 1:04. Silva slips behind him on the ground and Cota stands back up. Silva gets a leg trip takedown into guard at 1:38. Silva goes for the head and arm choke and Cota goes out so Beltran stops the fight!

Final result: Jay Silva wins by technical submission (head and arm choke) at 2:13 in R3.


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LIVE! Tito Vs. Chuck 3 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Liddell vs Ortiz 3

Golden Boy MMA 1: “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3” takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 24, 2018) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. In the pay-per-view main event, a historic rivalry that dates back to 2004, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (19-12-1) will meet “Iceman” Chuck Liddell (21-8) and attempt to finally defeat his fiercest rival.

Golden Boy MMA 1’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on FITE TV (details). MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Golden Boy card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

GOLDEN BOY 1 QUICK RESULTS:

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz —
Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor —
Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez —
Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero —
Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios —
Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota —

GOLDEN BOY 1 MMA PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


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Chuck Liddell Wants ‘Rampage’ Next After This Weekend’s Fight With Tito Ortiz

At 48 years of age, one would think former Ultimate Fighting Championshiphall of famer Chuck Liddell would be enjoying retirement.
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