Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Chuck Liddell Confirms He's Returning To MMA, Tito Ortiz Responds

Chuck Liddell Confirms He's Returning To MMA, Tito Ortiz Responds

While it would be a match-up of two of the greatest champions in the storied UFC light heavyweight division, it's obviously a hard fight to get behind considering Liddell is nearly 50. "I'm serious. I'd like a shot at him", says Liddell.

With Chuck Liddell now edging towards his own return to the sport at the grand old age of 48, he called out the former-champion and pound-for-pound number-1 Jones in a rather freaky turn of events that had the world scratching their collective heads.

Liddell, 48, told Helwani that he will fight again and all roads are leading to a trilogy with Tito Ortiz with a target date later on in 2018. "It'll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we'll see where I'm at".

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"Chuck Liddell is nearly 50 years old, he doesn't need to be fighting". "And I kinda hadn't really thought about it much", Liddell said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes).

Jon Jones, 30, is now serving USADA suspension after testing positive for a steroid in a drug test stemming from his UFC 214 fight with Daniel Cormier. I normally try to respect my elders but if you want it come get it. Id literally fly you out to Albuquerque this weekend. If that wasn't shocking enough, he had to go on to state that he wants to fight Jon Jones.

"You might want to test the strength of that jaw before you take a bite you can't chew".

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In the Upcoming months I have similarly lethal opponents in Ric Flair and George Foreman awaiting. Although Lidell may not be as certain about how he matches up with Jones today, he would like to find out: "Right now, I don't know, but I'd like to take a shot at it".

While fans are all in agreement that this simply won't happen, fans are still discussing what would happen if Liddell - a Hall of Famer and one of the most popular fighters the sport has created - did ever step foot inside of the Octagon against Jones - someone who is considered the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time.

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