Meanwhile, 43-year-old Tito Ortiz, last fought in January of 2017 under Bellator banner, when he earned a first-round submission win former UFC title challenger over Chael Sonnen in a bout that he claimed to be his last. Liddell (21-9) looked ancient inside the cage, as he stumbled and fumbled while trying to strike, his once-awesome striking prowess and speed long extinct.
Instead, Ortiz continued to press forward and even lowered his hands, pointed to his chin and taunted Liddell to hit him at one point during the first round. Liddell fell face first to the canvas, and "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" followed him, landing three more punches before referee Herb Dean could pull him off 4:24 into Round 1.
Mixed martial arts legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz return to the cage in the early hours of Sunday morning to renew their 14-year-long rivalry. I want to help give back to the fighters. Chuck, thank you. You pushed me hard, dude.
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And he somehow hasn't conceded he should've stayed retired - or that he won't fight again. You made me work super hard.
"I've got to be respectful". I appreciate you. You are a real champ.. I made a mistake. Liddell vs Ortiz 3 Live Stream - What channel is the fight on? I don't think it was my best showing for sure but I got in shape and was ready for this fight. I started getting comfortable in here and I got caught.
With that being said, the finish that came during the main-event of last night's Golden Boy MMA debut left something of an empty feeling in the hearts of those who watched it. I have no excuses. I don't know, I don't know what I'm going to do.