BREAKING: Former UFC Stars Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz Agree To 3rd MMA Fight
A few months ago, 43-year-old Tito Ortiz made his plans clear that he wanted to come out of retirement and fight 48-year-old Chuck Liddell for the third time.
Nobody took this seriously, until it actually happened. On Monday, Mixed martial arts legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz rekindled their rivalry and will fight once again later this year, under the banner of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.
“I’m proud to announce we’ve signed a deal for the fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz,” said De La Hoya, in a statement to ESPN. “This will be huge for sports fans around the world. Ortiz and Liddell are two of the most recognized fighters in MMA history. They are legends in the sport.
“Everyone remembers their rivalry helped put the sport on the map, and we’re excited to host the next and final chapter of this historic rivalry.”
“It feels great to sign a deal, to be honest with you. It’s as exciting as I knew it would be,” Liddell told ESPN. “Golden Boy offers something different. We’re partners in this. And I never get sick of punching Tito.”
The pay-per-view event will mark Golden Boy’s first event into MMA. It will take place nearly 12 years after Liddell knocked out Ortiz in the third round of their second meeting, at UFC 66 in December 2006.
Golden Boy is not offering further details at this time.