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. He said he retired from the sport eight years back, but he is coming back for all the right reasons. He even said that he is making good money and isn’t doing it solely for money.
“There’s nothing that I can do that I like better than this,” Liddell told reporters, during today’s open workout at Kings MMA in West Hollywood, Calif. “I still make good money. I saved a lot of money. I’ve still got a lot of my money. I’m doing just fine. But there’s nothing I enjoy more than being in the ring and fighting. This came up, and I jumped at it, I took a shot at it. I’m so happy I did because I haven’t been this alive in years.”
Tito Ortiz, however, has been fairly active between the time period Liddell retired. He fought nine times in eight years, with his most recent outing being a submission victory over Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 in January 2017.
“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.”
In their previous two fights, Liddell stopped Ortiz by second-round KO and third TKO, respectively.
“Right now I’m going to get through this fight and see what happens,” Liddell said. “I’m interested in fighting a lot of people once it’s over. We’ll see what happens though. It all depends on how this fight goes and how I feel when I’m done with it and how my body feels. But I got here in shape and healthy and ready to go.”