As Chuck and Tito prepare for the third part in their trilogy of match ups, Ortiz seems intent on trying to get under Liddell's skin, speaking recently, claiming Chuck overcame alcoholism and required an intervention, Chuck told this to Fanhouse.com reporter Ariel Helwani;
"It bothered me, Yeah you know, I kind of knew going to fight him again, that he was going to say something to piss me off. I just thought it would take a little bit longer. I mean I was taking it as a tuneup fight. I mean I knocked the guy out twice. I mean what is there to get motivated for? But now I'm going to try to kill him. So good job Tito. Good job."
"I don't know what his problem is," he continued. "I don't know why he would say it. If it were true, it's an [expletive] thing to say. If it isn't true which it isn't, it's doubly bad so I don't know what his problem is. I don't know why he's running his mouth like that. But he always says something stupid. What else is he going to say? You know he runs his mouth trying to get attention. That's what he does."
When asked about his return to the cage at 40, Chuck had this to say;
"I'm very excited. I'm pumped and ready to go. I'm already getting ready. Like I said, he lit a fire under me, he's gonna get hurt."
Chuck's confidence is evident ahead of this fight, believing to already have mentally beaten Tito. When asked how he plans to beat Tito, he added
"Be me. I go out there, I train hard. I get ready. I'll be in shape for the fight. There's nothing he can do to me. I'm going to go out there and hurt him"
The two are expected to meet at UFC 115 at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada