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Tito Ortiz Challenges Chuck Liddell To A Fourth Fight – MMA Root



It seems like the most historic rivalry in MMA will never come to an end, as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” wants another piece of “The Iceman.”

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz recently called up the legendary Chuck Liddell for a fight. Twitter, saying the two had to run in the UFC again in what would be the fourth fight between them if the fight materialized.

The two former UFC light heavyweights are part of one of the largest and most documented rivalries in MMA of all time. Both fighters hailing from Southern California and former friends at one point, their rivalry during its prime in the mid-2000s, supercharged the UFC at a time when MMA needed a big boom to be successful in bringing millions of fans to the game. sport.

The two have fought a total of three times. In his first fight at UFC 47 in 2004, Liddell became the first man to knock out Ortiz with a barrage of punches. In the rematch at UFC 66 in 2006, Liddell again finished off Ortiz to defend his light heavyweight crown. In their trilogy fight in 2018, when both had gotten past their prime, especially Liddell, who was 48 years old at the time of the fight, Ortiz surpassed the “Iceman” when he proceeded to knock him out in the first round. That was Liddell’s last fight.

With the series at 2-1 for Liddell, it looks like the “Huntington Beach bad boy” wants to even the score. However, it seems unlikely that Liddell will return considering his current advanced age of 51 and the fact of how easily he was knocked out in his last fight.

It is clear that Liddell is no longer a competitive fighter and his chin has deteriorated greatly at this point. In his heyday, Liddell was known for having an iron chin, but years of damage and wear and tear on his body have had an effect on his ability to take a punch.

Also, it seems unlikely that the UFC will make these ‘legend’ fights. We have seen the promotion match the aging veterans of the sport with the young lions of the upcoming sport. This is one of the reasons why Dan Hardy wanted to be released from his contract with the UFC, so that he could fight in a different promotion because he believed that the UFC would not grant him his wishes to fight another legendary veteran of the sport, but rather match him. with a young and hungry outlook.

Would you like to see a fourth fight between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell?

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