Tito Ortiz Drops Chuck Liddell in 1st-Round Knockout

Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz

For his part, a bruised and defeated Liddell didn't really want to address the future, although it's tough to imagine a scenario where at almost 49-years old he's going to compete again after this fight.

In the fight, Ortiz evaded nearly every attack easily before he stopped Liddell with a violent right hand. Liddell fell face first to the canvas, and "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" followed him, landing three more punches before referee Herb Dean could pull him off 4:24 into Round 1. "I was ready for this fight", he said.

The third match between the two living legends was supposed to take place at UFC 115, but Ortiz had to pull out of the fight due to an injury and Liddell fought late replacement former middleweight champion Rich Franklin instead and got knocked out cold, it would be his last fight in the octagon. Chuck, hey, you pushed me hard. "He motivated me. I was ready for this fight and I got caught". You gave me a chance to do what I love to do.

"I came back and got in great shape", Liddell said. I made a mistake and it is what it is.




It's hard to gauge the performance of Ortiz against this version of Liddell.

De La Hoya has not committed to another MMA event. I wish I had performed better tonight for all the incredible people who came to support me.

"We're going to have to sit back and think about it".

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