Chuck Liddell on 3rd Fight vs. Tito Ortiz: 'I'm Gonna Knock His Head Off'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 26, 2018

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 30:  (L-R) Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell exchange punches at  UFC 66 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 30, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

Tito Ortiz is trying to hype up a trilogy against Chuck Liddell, but his potential opponent is not buying all of the talk.

Mainly because he doesn't think it would be much competition.

Liddell, 48, told TMZ Sports that he would "knock Tito Ortiz's head off" if the two square off once again.

The 43-year-old Ortiz recently told TMZ Sports that a third showdown would be "the hugest fight in MMA history":

Ortiz revealed in the conversation that this fight was "100 percent" going to happen and the ball is in his opponent's court. Liddell's response appears to confirm that something is in the works.

Liddell and Ortiz have gone head-to-head twice already. Both times, Liddell walked away victorious. His first win came via knockout at UFC 47 in April 2004, and he followed that up with another knockout at UFC 66 in Dec. 2006.

Now, more than a decade later, the two fighters appear to be ready to come out of retirement to give it another go. Ortiz says he never got a fair shake against Liddell in the past, but it appears he believes the third time could be the charm.

Liddell (21-8) has not fought since June 2010, having lost five of his final six bouts. Ortiz (19-12) last fought at Bellator 170 in January 2017, defeating Chael Sonnen via submission.

Related

    Ngannou Responds to Dana, Wants JDS Next

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Ngannou Responds to Dana, Wants JDS Next

    Bloody Elbow
    via Bloody Elbow

    UFC Set for Argentina Debut in Buenos Aires in November

    MMA logo
    MMA

    UFC Set for Argentina Debut in Buenos Aires in November

    MMA Fighting
    via MMA Fighting

    Two Belts. One Shirt — Grab the Merch 🛒

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Two Belts. One Shirt — Grab the Merch 🛒

    via B/R Shop

    Hunt’s Lawyer Considers Amending Lawsuit Against UFC

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Hunt’s Lawyer Considers Amending Lawsuit Against UFC

    MMA Fighting
    via MMA Fighting