Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell will be taking on fellow former title holder Tito Ortiz in a trilogy rematch on Nov. 24. The fight will be the inaugural main event for Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy MMA promotion and will be featured live on pay-per-view.
Speaking in a recent interview, as seen within the video provided below, Chuck Liddell has now decided to come forward with some of his thoughts leading up to the fight.
“It’s one of those things, like, I wasn’t finished. When I left the sport, you know, I’d just changed my training. I’d changed my training, I was doing things different. I was starting to improve everything. Everything was getting better. And I just kinda ran into that… I made a couple mistakes in that [Rich Franklin] fight and kinda got pushed out. So, I wasn’t finished.
“And this got me started, this got me thinking. ‘You know what, I’m gonna see if I can get back in shape. I’m gonna see how it feels. And then I saw all the stuff online telling me I couldn’t. “You’re too old. Stay retired.” And that’s the last thing you should do to me. Don’t tell me I can’t do anything. I can do anything I put my mind to.
“If I want to do something, I’ll work my butt off and I’ll get it done.”