It's been 8 years since Liddell has fought, and at 48 with that long of a layoff it will bring the ring rust, Ortiz has a great chance to finally beat his rival after suffering two humiliating losses to him in his prime. Liddell (21-9) looked ancient inside the cage, as he stumbled and fumbled while trying to strike, his once-awesome striking prowess and speed long extinct. Ortiz slammed a right hand onto his face, knocking him cold. It marked the fourth straight time Liddell had been knocked out. Thank you, you pushed me hard, man. "I did it tonight by stopping Chuck Liddell, like I said I would".
Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz went toe to toe for a third time in their careers on Saturday night. You made me work super, super hard. "You're a f-ing true champion, bud". "I got out there and I got caught".
Ortiz, who is now on a two fight win streak, took to Twitter to thank his fans and Golden Boy promotions, stating it's the beginning of something great. I made a mistake and it is what it is. I don't think it was my best showing, but I got in shape. "There is nobody left I want to fight".
It is unsure what the future holds for Chuck Liddell, the former UFC light heavyweight champion has refused to rule out fighting again. I've got no excuses. "I don't know what I'm going to do".