Chuck liddell and tito ortiz

Tito Ortiz buries Chuck Liddell with first-round knockout win in trilogy fight

chuck liddell and tito ortiz

Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz share fightin' words (and one nice thing about each other)

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Tito Ortiz trilogy, the retired boxing champion's personal publicist released a statement on his behalf in response to the UFC president's rant. And MMA fighters are now realizing they don't have to risk their lives just so he can get rich. Dana should shut the expletive up and try to figure out how to save his own company. White agrees the beef started there, but apparently he didn't get the olive branch. In a minute rant, he put De La Hoya on blast for allowing Liddell vs. Ortiz, 43, defeated the year-old Liddell by first-round knockout.

Their fight turned into a repugnant spectacle between two competitors long past retirement age. At 43, Ortiz is hardly in his fighting prime but he is youthful compared to the year-old Liddell. He was stiff, sluggish, and unfit to compete. So why was a man who will turn 50 next December still fighting? The list is long. John Alessio had a stint as an Uber driver before becoming a police officer in Las Vegas. Canadian lightweight TJ Grant went from UFC title contender to working in a potash mine in Saskatchewan after suffering a concussion that put an end to his fighting career.

Ortiz made sure his pre-fight prediction of a first-round knockout would become a reality when he patiently circled before countering Liddell with a pair of counter right hands to knock "The Iceman" out cold at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The ill-advised pay-per-view bout, promoted by boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy MMA, turned out to be more sad and difficult to watch than a fight between two legends with a combined age of 91 even sounds on paper. It quickly became clear that Liddell, 48, shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near the cage nor licensed to compete eight full years after a trio of violent knockout losses forced him out of the sport. Not only was the punch resistance of the former UFC light heavyweight champion long gone, he had troubles keeping his balance or showing any signs of coordination. The year-old Ortiz, who fought as recently as for Bellator MMA, appeared as if he could finish the fight at anytime by taking Liddell down.

The legacies of mixed martial arts fighters Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz are set. They were two of the biggest stars in the fledgling UFC, and their battles in the octagon set the stage for the multibillion-dollar business it is today. Hell, no. The grind of cage fighting ultimately caught up to both, with Ortiz losing seven of his last nine UFC bouts, while Liddell was knocked out in four of his final six. Liddell retired in , Ortiz in Ortiz, who defeated former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen in a Bellator bout at the Forum in his most recent fight, jumped from retirement to avenge his losses once he heard Liddell wanted to fight again.



Chuck Liddell Versus Tito Ortiz Results

UFC 47 Free Fight: Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz 1 (2004)

Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell vs. All three fights have ended in a knockout in the Light Heavyweight Division.

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