Liddell vs Ortiz 3 Live Stream - What time will the main card get underway in the UK? Liddell took his first fight since June of 2010, facing longtime rival Tito Ortiz for a trilogy bout under Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions banner.
The ill-advised pay-per-view bout, promoted by boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy MMA, turned out to be more sad and hard to watch than a fight between two legends with a combined age of 91 even sounds on paper.
This was their first fight in 12 years. Judging by what unfolded on Saturday night, it's tough to imagine Liddell lacing on the gloves again.More news: Roadside Bomb Kills 3 US Soldiers in Eastern Afghanistan
Liddell looked slow on his feet and even slower in his reactions whenever Ortiz would leap forward with punches or the few leg kicks he landed. Ortiz slammed a right hand onto his face, knocking him cold. With just seconds left in the first round, Ortiz unleashed a barrage of punches that rendered Liddell unconscious.
"I have to be respectful", Ortiz said. "I wanted to box Chuck". My only regret is the friends and family that I wanted to win for. You are not coming back after eight years outside the cage to take me out. "Chuck Liddell, thank you for taking this fight", Ortiz said. Thank you [Golden Boy Boxing] This is the beginning of something great! You made me work super, super hard. I appreciate you. You are a real champ..
"You're a true champion, brother".More news: Man shoots woman to death in Ocala Walmart, still at large
I wouldnt have made this comeback if I didnt feel like I was in great shape.
"I was ready for this fight", Liddell said. I made a mistake. I wish I had performed better tonight for all the incredible people who came to support me. I got in shape, I was ready for this fight. I've got no excuses.
Im going to have to sit back and really think about whats next.. I don't know, I don't know what I'm going to do.More news: Trump Asks Top Court to Skip Protocol, Immediately Consider Trans Military Ban
It was surreal to see two MMA legends and rivals like Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz step into the cage one more time after all these years. He didn't exactly address that after the fight but if this really is the end, he seemed to close out his Hall of Fame career on a high note by finally earning a win over Liddell.