Tito Ortiz Announced Retirement Following A Brutal KO Win Over Chuck Liddell

Tito Ortiz Announced Retirement Following A Brutal KO Win Over Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell and fellow UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz met for a third time, at ages 48 and 43 respectively, but the fight was a mismatch. 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.

Ortis pressured Liddell from the first bell and while "The Iceman" was able to fire off a few shots towards his opponent, none of them came with the same level of heat that he so often delivered in his prime.

Instead, Ortiz continued to press forward and even lowered his hands, pointed to his chin and taunted Liddell to hit him at one point during the first round.

As for Chuck Liddell, the former UFC light heavyweight champions future remains uncertain after the devastating setback.

Ortiz has been a lot more active than Liddell in recent years. It marked the fourth straight time Liddell had been knocked out. The main card and the preliminary fights will be shown live on FITE.

Not that it was ever truly realistic, but don't expect to see Jon Jones feuding with Chuck Liddell again after what went down Saturday at Golden Boy MMA's inaugural event. I was so happy to get inside the ring. You made me work super, super hard. "You're a f-king true champion, brother". I made a mistake and it is what it is. I wanted to give my best performance but I came short.”.

"I want to thank all my fans!" I've got no excuses.

And he somehow hasn't conceded he should've stayed retired - or that he won't fight again. I got in shape, I was ready for this fight. I don't know, I don't know what I'm going to do.

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