Speaking ahead of their expected bout at UFC , Chuck Liddel had this to say about Tito Ortiz;
"These six weeks should motivate me. I did one interview with [Ortiz] today and I'm already getting pumped about punching him in the mouth. I knocked him out twice already, but I have no problem getting up to fight him. I'd want another fight (after Tito). Hopefully, Dana will be happy and I'd want a shot at a contender and then a shot at the title. I don't think I have anything to prove, really, but I'd like to prove (Dana) wrong and show him I'm not done. I'm not too old and I can still fight. You need to go out on your own. I'm not going to let fans or people that aren't close to me and don't know what I can still do make that decision for me. They were glad when Randy retired after I knocked him out (in 2006). Everyone said, 'Oh, he's done now. He's too old.' He came back and he's still fighting."