Jake Shields who was the assistant coach on the latest season of Ultimate Fighter, says that Liddell is more motivated then ever to make his big comeback.
“I haven’t seen him this motivated since years ago when I first met him,” Shields said. “He’s like a whole new Chuck. I think a lot of people are counting him out, being like, ‘oh, Chuck needs to retire,’ but the way Chuck’s looking right now, I wouldn’t want to fight him.”
When asked what is the main motivation reason for Chuck’s comeback, Shields had this to say;
“I think it’s a combination of Tito pissing him off, and the fans counting him out saying he should retire, “Shields commented about Liddell’s return.”I think Chuck’s got another run in him. “He is going to beat the living crap out of Tito. Chuck truly does not like Tito. He just runs his mount and pops off, tries looking funny on TV, but I’ve never seen Chuck so motivated in my life. “People are going to be surprised at the beating they’re going to see. They’re going to be like, ‘wow, Chuck’s back.'”
Chuck Liddell has not fought since April 9th of 2009 and will be trying to comeback against Tito Ortiz, who recently lost to Forrest Griffin at UFC 106. Liddell will try to revive his career by defeating Ortiz for the third time, this fight is rumored to be at UFC 115.