48-Year-Old Chuck Liddell is Coming Out of Retirement & He Wants To Fight Jon Jones (VIDEO)
Last week, 43-year-old Tito Oritz announced he would be coming out of retirement to face Chuck Liddell for the third time, because he believes that’s exactly what the fan wants to see.
On Monday, his nemesis Chuck Liddell then announced he too is coming out of retirement.
“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kinda hadn’t really thought about it much. And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we had to have somebody backing up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m [still] going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”
“To be honest, in my mind, I’d like to fight two good warm-up fights then I’d like a shot at Jon Jones,” said Liddell. “I’m serious. I’d like a shot at him.”
The 48-year-old Liddell hasn’t stepped in the Octagon since he was knocked senseless by Rich Franklin at UFC 115 nearly eight years ago. Liddell ended his career with losses in five of six bouts.