It's official, Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will do it again.
About a month ago, Chuck Liddell announced that he was retiring. The former UFC light heavyweight king hung his gloves eight years earlier after three knockout losses in a row.
The 48-year-old made it clear that he faces another fight against Tito Ortiz. Their rivalry is credited with helping the sport move into the mainstream. The second fight at UFC 66 attracted over a million PPV purchases. Although he admitted that his return was not dependent on Ortiz signing on the dotted line, it was clear that this was the "Iceman".
He also said that he would like Jon Jones, arguably the greatest fighter (1
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Signed, sealed, delivered
According to a report by ESPN, Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoyas box promotion, advertising contracts signed with Liddell and Ortiz. The PPV event marks the first promotion of the promotion in MMA. No date has been set, nor is there any indication as to what the sub-map might look like. The only certainty is that it actually happened, as De La Hoya confirmed in a statement.
"I am proud to announce that we have signed a deal for the fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz fans around the world.Talliz and Liddell are two of the most famous fighters in MMA history.They are legends in sports. "
" Everyone remembers their rivalry helped bring the sport on the map, and we look forward to hosting the next and final chapter of this historic rivalry. "[19659011UnderthecommandofDanaWhiteLiddellretiredin2010AfterretiringhereceivedaleadershiprolewithintheUFCHewasdismissedfromthepositionfollowingtheseminalsaleofthepromotiontoWME-IMG2016
Liddell is currently 2-0 against Ortiz. He won the second round TKO for the first time in 2004. Two years later, he beat the 'Huntington Beach Bad Boy & # 39; in the third.