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Tito Ortiz Interested In Fight With Chuck Liddell

February 21, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Tito Ortiz

In an interview with TMZ Sports (via MMA Fighting), Tito Ortiz said that he was interested in a possible fight with Chuck Liddell, who said last week he’s ready to make a comeback in MMA. Here are highlights:

On his interest in a fight with Liddell: “I have a lot of interest level. Actually, on New Year’s, I asked the matchmakers for the UFC if they’d ever want to do a Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz III and he kind of looked at me and laughed and said, ‘Chuck couldn’t pass to fight again. He’s been knocked out, unconscious, five times.’ I guarantee you the doctor won’t give him a license.”

On being willing to fight: “It’s up to them. I thought of it just because I was pumped because of the UFC in general, being back in the house, but I don’t know. I would like another go at it. I left on a high stool of choking Chael within two-and-a-half minutes. My body’s fine. I know Chuck Liddell’s been knocked out unconscious to the point where they had to give him the smelling salts to make him feel better but he’s looking to be a paycheck. I understand it. I have other businesses, and it’s not a hurry for me to fight. I don’t want to fight, I don’t need to fight, but if Chuck needs to, I’ll be a good friend like he was once and give him a payday.”

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