In early July, it was announced that a third fight between UFC Hall-of-Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will be taking place. All that was publicized was that it will be taking place sometime within the year under Golden Boy Promotions’ first venture into mixed martial arts.
But in a recent interview with Larry King, “The Iceman” revealed the exact date and venue of when this fight will be taking place.
“The LA Forum, November 24th. I’m very excited about it, and it’s gonna be a good one,” the 48-year-old Liddell said.
Liddell was forced into retirement in 2010, when he was knocked out cold by Rich Franklin in the first round, marking his third consecutive loss via the said method. According to him, ending his career in such a fashion is the main reason why he was urged to come out of an eight-year retirement.
“I didn’t really actually go out the way I wanted to. I wanted to get back into shape and see if I could fight again,” he said. “I didn’t end my career on my own terms, and this is my chance to do that.
Liddell also says that the fight is being promoted similar to how boxing matches are, where fighters get a share of the revenue. This week, it was also reported that the California State Athletic Commission is on its final step of approving fighter licenses for both Liddell and Ortiz.