Rogan Doesn’t Get Motivation For Ortiz-Liddell III
After the announcement that the rumored Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell trilogy fight was confirmed by Golden Boy Promotions, Joe Rogan is one of the people who will “definitely gonna watch it,” but has concerns.
“If they want to compete, if it’s because they want to compete, I wonder where it makes sense to tell them they can’t or they shouldn’t?” Rogan said on his podcast this week.
“Because if they want to do it and they had money – what is it about it? Is it the motivation that bothers me? What is it about a fight like that? I think it’s the motivation that bothers me, a little bit.”
Liddell and Ortiz may have the incentive of a massive payday, as both men will receive a direct percentage of pay per view buys, the gate, and other revenue sources. Ortiz hopes that the final fight between the two would draw 500,000 pay per view buys.
This would be Liddell’s first fight since 2019, and was knocked out in each of his last three fights. Rogan believes that Liddell returning at 48 for just a paycheck is overly risky.
“[Chuck] has been saying that he misses it. It was his favorite thing and he misses it. If we were gonna live forever, I’d say definitely don’t do it because you’re just gonna keep damaging yourself. But if you’re not gonna live forever . . .”