Ortiz Out of Retirement, Wants Bout with Liddell
It seems like Tito Ortiz is back…again.
Ortiz took to social media on May 11 to announce that he’s coming out of retirement and is now a free agent. Ortiz explained he is coming back to give fans what they hope to see — and something he wants: a third bout with old rival Chuck Liddell.
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
Ortiz and Liddell fought twice in the UFC, with Liddell winning both times. Liddell defeated Ortiz via second-round KO at UFC 47 in April 2004 and then defeated him again via third-round TKO at UFC 66 in December 2006.
Liddell was seen with boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya recently, as De La Hoya announced he would be looking into promoting MMA. Liddell suggested a possible comeback under The Golden Boy’s banner, and that the trilogy bout could headline the inaugural event promoted by De La Hoya.
Original Story: MMA Mania