There has been plenty of trash-talking currently going on between eternal rivals Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Tito Ortiz. The duo have been talking about a potential trilogy fight which has had the fans hyped up. However, a vast section of the fans weren’t happy about a potential trilogy fight. Even Chuck Liddell’s longtime trainer and coach John Hackelman is not too keen on “The Iceman” fighting his former rival Ortiz for a third time. In a recent interview, Hackelman made his vies clear and revealed that he does not want Chuck to fight Ortiz again.
Liddell who is currently 48 years old had retired from fighting about eight years ago. He had lost his last three fights all via KO or TKO’s. Though, he had recently expressed his interest in returning to competition. Ortiz too had claimed that the potential trilogy fight might happen in October or November of 2018.
Hackelman was recently on an episode of MMA Fighting’s, The MMA Hour. On the show he compared Chuck fighting Ortiz again to “dating a fat girl”. He also claimed that a fight against Jon Jones will be too far fetched. Here’s what he had to say:
It’s like fucking a fat chick again. You don’t want to do it in public again. You had to do it because times were hard or you were forced to do if for whatever reason. You don’t want to keep doing it, respect Tito, for a lot of reasons, but Chuck beat him twice already, he stopped him twice. And that is all that I mean by that analogy. I’m not putting Tito down at all. Tito is a pioneer and a stud. He will fight anyone, anytime, he’s done shit in the UFC that, you know, I think he is a great fighter.
Chuck has his number, and it’s not just him, but he’s already knocked him out twice. So, it doesn’t make me feel better or worse. That Jon Jones thing was kind of pushing it too far on that edge right now. Tito as an opponent, is a good opponent for Chuck just based on history.