Chuck Liddell needs to come back again to MMA and combat in November, even when the combat isn’t a trilogy-maker with Tito Ortiz. In different phrases, it’s official — UFC Corridor of Fame fighter and among the finest to ever do it Chuck Liddell is ending his retirement. He got here proper out and mentioned it to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour: “I’ll combat once more. Tito appears to wish to combat me once more, so we’re speaking about partnering up with Golden Boy and doing it that approach. It’s an choice and we’re engaged on it, so we are going to see.”

The trilogy combat with Tito Ortiz, whom Liddell has already defeated twice, has been rumored to be beneath the banner of Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Liddell is hoping that the connection with De la Hoya blossoms into his personal promoter function, however for now, it’s simply as a fighter. A fighter who remains to be contemplating talks with Bellator, who shouldn’t be afraid of using ageing fighters. One fighter beneath Bellator contract Liddell wouldn’t thoughts getting his fingers on is Chael Sonnen.

However for now, it seems like Ortiz is the purpose, even when he has a historical past of pulling out of fights, Chuck has that coated:

“I miss it. I by no means stopped lacking it. And I kinda hadn’t actually thought of it a lot. After which when he introduced it up and we began getting going, and I began coaching and I began doing stuff once more, on the brink of attempt to take this on, it made me go, ‘ what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to combat? Am I going to do all of this and never combat?’ Oh no, we needed to have anyone backing up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m [still] going to offer it a shot. It’ll be anyone else, one of many guys from my previous in all probability, most probably, and we’ll see the place I’m at.”

As somebody who was violently knocked out a number of instances in a row to finish his profession, for his personal well being, Liddell ought to hold his gloves firmly on his wall, but when he has to do some type of legends tour, combating Sonnen or Ortiz definitely can be enjoyable. Jon Jones, nevertheless, can be not solely an impossible-to-make matchup with Jones’ failed drug assessments, however Liddell would doubtless be destroyed by the sunshine heavyweight GOAT. Nonetheless, Chuck needs a bit:

“In my thoughts, I would love two good warm-up fights, and I’d like a shot at Jon Jones. I’m severe, I’d like a shot at him. We’ll see. Simply, match types.”

Please no, Chuck.

(By way of Bloody Elbow / MMA Preventing)

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