Two of the greatest MMA fighters of all time and longtime rival Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell will 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. 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.
Golden Boy has received numerous criticism from fans for staging this fight, but it looks like Tito Ortiz is not worried about Chuck Liddell’s health.
“I don’t care about his safety at all. I want to smash him,” Ortiz told Sherdog.com. “I want to hurt him. That’s what he wants to do to me. If he thinks he’s a big enough man, he’s an adult. If he thinks he should fight, he should fight.”
He also didn’t care about any possible reconciliation after his fight with Chuck Liddell.
“I don’t care about burying the hatchet,” Ortiz said. “He ain’t my buddy. He ain’t my friend. He showed his true colours. I know what kind of person he is. It is what it is. I’m a loyal person. And I don’t want to second question anybody.”
“When he’s knocked out unconscious, I’m going to try to hit him again. I have no doubt in my mind that I’m going to try to hurt him,” Ortiz said. “That is my goal. I know that’s maybe not the right way to say that but that’s the way I feel. I want to try to kill the guy. That’s how much I dislike him.”