Tito Ortiz Responds To Chuck Liddell’s Cryptic Call Out

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell recently made headlines when he posted a picture of him staring down fellow former UFC champion and bitter rival Tito Ortiz to his official Instagram account. The post, which can be seen below, also had a caption that read ‘Why not?’, perhaps implying that Liddell, at 47 years of age, was perhaps considering a return to action.

Why not?

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Ortiz, however, doesn’t appear to be interested, as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” responded to “The Iceman” earlier today (June 4, 2017) on his official Twitter account. Not only did Ortiz say that he doesn’t need the money, but he also took a few jabs at Liddell:

During the height of their respective careers, Liddell and Ortiz took part in one of the most legendary rivalries the sport has ever seen. They wound up fighting twice, with Liddell scoring stoppage victories over Ortiz at UFC 47 and at UFC 66.

Liddell ended up losing his last three fights, with all three losses coming by way of knockout before retiring after his UFC 115 loss to Rich Franklin. He then accepted an office position with the UFC before being cut by the promotion after it was purchased by WME-IMG last year.

Ortiz, on the other hand, most recently competed at Bellator 170 earlier this year, submitting Chael Sonnen in the first round of their main event bout. He then announced his retirement in the aftermath of the bout.

Is this a bout you’d like to see or would you prefer to see Liddell and Ortiz remained retirement?

  • Jamie Eyles

    Translation? Tito is afraid to ever get in the octagon again with the Ice Man, and he should be.

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      I dont know, Chucks chin was looking SOOO fragile towards the end.
      Even when he came in trimmed up and in the best shape he had been for many years against Ace that didn’t change anything about the gone chin.

      I’m not convinced Tito was really ever that great.
      He hemmed and hawed and stalled out of a lot of challenges back when he was the undisputed champion, and then when he finally fought Couture he lost. But I dont think he hast degraded like Chuck has. He’s still pretty much the same not great but very good that he was when he was younger. And he’s not heavy handed but he can throw a punch. I wouldn’t be suprised at all if he knocked Chuck out in 2017.

  • Murdock

    I don’t need to see these two grandpas go at it again. Two times was enough!

  • Wabbit

    Dinosaur league…reeks of desperation.

    • kevin

      I wouldn’t say it’s desperation, fighting is an addiction. It’s hard for these guys to hang up the mits.

      If the vets wanna fight, let them go at it. Just don’t let them fight up and comers like BJ has…that shit is hard to watch.

      I’d like to say Lidell would win, but bobble head Tito seems to have more left in the tank

      • Wabbit

        Kevin, not desperation on the part of the fighters, THEY train and sacrifice their bodies.
        I was referring to the parasites who take no physical risk organizing bouts, and yet take the whole cake, leaving crumbs for the fighters.