Four years ago, Chuck Liddell competed for the last time against Tito Ortiz in an MMA bout. Although Liddell had gotten the better of Ortiz in the UFC, this time, it was Ortiz who earned the victory via first-round KO.
Leading up to the bout, many spectators believed that Liddell seemed ill-prepared to take on another MMA fight after training footage was released. You can be the judge yourself after reading the following article that contains the aforementioned footage.
The following article is presented in its original, unaltered form, courtesy of The MMA News Archives.
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[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 13, 2018, 7:14 PM]
Headline: Chuck Liddell Responds To Critics Of His Training Video
Author: Fernando Quiles Jr.
Chuck Liddell has some words for those criticizing his training video ahead of his third bout with Tito Ortiz.
Liddell will be competing for the first time since June 2010. He’ll do battle with Ortiz for a third time. The bout will be held inside The Forum in Inglewood, California on Nov. 24. This will be the first mixed martial arts event under Golden Boy Promotions.
Chuck Liddell Fires Back At Critics
A training video recently surfaced, and many criticized “The Iceman’s” movement. The 48-year-old told reporters that he challenges those critics to be on the receiving end of his kicks (via MMAJunkie.com):
“They put out a video of me warming up my legs right when I got to the gym. I don’t know why they would – out of all the video they took – why they would choose to put that out, I have no idea. I challenge anyone talking trash about it to take one of those kicks I was throwing anyway. They’re not that soft. I was just warming up my legs the way I like to do it. I was just warming up my legs, so it is what it is.”
This is the footage in question:
MMA News will provide live coverage of Liddell vs. Ortiz 3. Be sure to stick with us on Nov. 24 for live results, highlights, and post-fight tidbits. We’ll also keep you up to speed on any updates ahead of the event.
Do you think there are any serious takeaways from the training footage, or is it overblown?