43-Year-Old Tito Ortiz Comes Out of Retirement To Fight 48-Year-Old Chuck Liddell One More Time
What in the world is happening??
Are MMA fans pumped up to see Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3? Ortiz seems to think so, which is why he plans on coming out of retirement after hanging it up for good over a year ago, just so he can ‘give the fans what they want.’
Ortiz made the announcement via Instagram:
I want to give the fans the fight they have been waiting for #TitovsChuck3 #Redemption thanks to @primetime360esm with @get_repost Tito Ortiz is officially out of a year long retirement. While on @BitetheMic with @MikeTyson and @Tattootheone Tito was asked if he was going to fight @chuckliddell -Tito replied why doesn’t @OscarDeLaHoya @GoldenBoyBoxing get into #MMA and promote the fight. Oscar should promote it and give the fans what they want Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell 3. @primetime360esm #goldenboymma #moneyfight #megafight #badblood #titovchuck3 #4thefans #Mexico #USA #Brazil #Canada #Japan #UK #Australia #Africa #China #Europe #Germany #Russia #ufc @espn @foxsports @sportscenter @cbssports @sportscenter @sportsillustrated
What’s intriguing is Ortiz is making this announcement just one week after former boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya made it known that he plans to start his own mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. Even more interesting is the fact that Oscar said he wanted the Ortiz vs. Liddell trilogy bout to headline his premier event.
As for Liddell, he hasn’t stepped in the Octagon since he was knocked senseless by Rich Franklin at UFC 115 nearly eight years ago. He is 48-years-old.