UFC: Jon Jones to Chuck Liddell – ‘Come get it’

Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell announced his entry back into mixed martial arts to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour yesterday. It is not certain, which promotion Liddell might get signed under, but he has a long list of opponents lining up to face him.

I never stopped missing fighting- Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell, one of UFC’s pioneers last competed at UFC 115, where he lost via KO, to former middleweight champion Rich Franklin. This was part of a 3-fight losing streak, all coming via KO.

Chuck Liddell announced on The MMA Hour – that he would like to make his return against long term rival, Tito Ortiz.

“I miss it. I never stopped missing it,” Liddell said.

“And I kinda hadn’t really thought about it much.

And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we had to have somebody backing up, and if it doesn’t work out with him,

I’m [still] going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”

Chuck Liddell further went on to talk about his future plans and an eventual blockbuster showdown against Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.

“To be honest, in my mind, I’d like to fight two good warm-up fights then I’d like a shot at Jon Jones. I’m serious. I’d like a shot at him.”

Jon Jones warns ‘Old Chuck’

Jon Jones, who is currently waiting a hearing under USADA for his 2nd drug bust – seems to have a lot of time on his hands and was quick to fire back.

He went further and questioned The Iceman’s chin.

Whether a potential super-fight, between the 2 generational light-heavyweight greats ever gets sanctioned is a question mark, but it sure sets up possibilities of crossover fights.

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