Chuck Liddell Not Ready to Say if He’s Done Fighting, Despite Latest KO Loss
By FCF Staff
Following Chuck Liddell’s disastrous comeback bout against Tito Ortiz last night, the soon to be 49-year-old legend isn’t ready to say if he’s retired.
Liddell returned to the cage for the first time since 2010 last night and was knocked out by Ortiz in the opening round. It was the former UFC champ’s fourth straight, stoppage defeat.
During the post-fight press conference, Liddell was asked about his future in fighting, and “The Iceman” said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I don’t want to think about that right now,” Liddell said. “I mean, I’m not in the right state of mind to really talk about whether or not I’m done or not. But I felt good out there and I had fun, so we’ll see.”
“I loved being in there,” Liddell said. “You’ve got to understand, I love fighting. I don’t do this for money. I never did this for money or fame. That’s not why I started. I did this because I love being out there, I love fighting, so I was at home in there. I was ready to go. I wish I’d done a few things different, obviously, but it happens.”
Liddell stopped Ortiz in both their 2004 and 2006 fights. Ortiz, meanwhile, was coming off a submission win over Chael Sonnen in January, 2017.