Ortiz-Liddell Get Ticket-PPV Money From Fight
At one-point Tito Ortiz claimed he’d be getting paid “no money” for his third and final fight against Chuck Liddell, but he explained to MMAJunkie that he will be paid, just significantly less than he has in his career.
“It’s nothing compared to what I used to get paid, let me tell you that,” Ortiz (19-12) told MMAjunkie. While Ortiz did not comment on how much his purse would be, he did at one point say he would profit directly from pay-per-view and ticket sales.
“It’s going to be a huge pay-per-view,” he said. “It’s going be enormous. People want to see either see me get my ass kicked, or Chuck get his ass kicked.”
With the fight slated towards November 23rd, both men have entered the process to be licensed by the California State Athletic Commission, with paperwork looking to be finalized on Wednesday.
Ortiz is claiming that Liddell has stalled on submitting his paperwork to CSAC, for their fight at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
“My mind is right,” said Ortiz, who cited reasons why he’s lost to Liddell in their past fights. “I don’t have the UFC flying me out two weeks before the fight doing the Latino ESPYs to present an award I never presented,” Ortiz told MMA Junkie. “I’m not doing a bunch of PR for them right before the fight. Many things.
“I have an opportunity to smash him. He’s not my friend. I’m not doing this for money. I’m doing this for my legacy, to show not just my fans, but myself, that I’m better than him. On even terms, I’m better than him, and I know it.”
Initial Report: MMA Junkie