Longtime rivals and MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell are all set to face off against each other on Nov. 24 in a fight scheduled to be broadcast on PPV at the Forum in Los Angeles, California.
Chuck Liddell who is 48 years old hasn’t fought since 2010 after getting knocked out brutally thrice and on the other hand. However, he said that he was planning to return to MMA long before the Tito fight came into play.
“It was before Golden Boy reached out. I’d already gotten back into it, I’d gotten ready,” he told media outlets during his media workout. “I was talking to Bellator, I was talking to a few other places about setting a fight up. That was before Golden Boy reached out to me.”
Golden Boy did reach out, however, and the rest is history. Or about to be. Heading into the big night, however, Liddell has a new team. Including Antonio McKee as his main trainer. “Antonio and the Body Shop crew are going to be training me for this fight,” he confirmed.
“My diet’s changed. I’ve been on my diet for a year now. It’s not just in the camp. I used to go, training camp, then go out and party and have a good time, do whatever I wanted, then get back on my diet for training camp,” Liddell explained.
“Now it’s year-round, the diet’s good. I’m training well.”
He said that he is still learning something new every day and said that you need to keep evolving in this sport.
“A lot of things had to change, getting back into it, coming back in. Even as an older fighter, I’m working the young guys, I’m doing a lot of things they’re doing now,” Liddell said of his approach to fighting camp. “A lot of things have changed since we started. When I started, we were really trying to figure out how to train for MMA. But one thing I learned back then was, in this sport if you ever stop evolving, you’re done. So you’ve got to keep evolving, you’ve got to keep evolving with the sport.”