January 23, 2019

Jon Jones vs. Chuck Liddell? Please, No!

16 May 2018, 12:11 | Anna Jefferson

Nearly eight years after his last fight, 48-year old Chuck Liddell wants to make a comeback

Chuck Liddell Officially Out Of Retirement, Vowing To Fight Tito Ortiz This November

Jones, meanwhile, welcomed Liddell's challenge and said he'd take the match as soon as possible.

"I miss it. I never stopped missing it". His role with the UFC subsequently ended in 2016 after the UFC was sold to WME-IMG for $4 billion.

"In my mind, I'd like to fight two good warm-up fights then I'd like a shot at Jon Jones". While Liddell and Ortiz are UFC veterans, the chances of them fighting inside the Octagon are slim to none. In other words, it's official - UFC Hall of Fame fighter and one of the best to ever do it Chuck Liddell is ending his retirement. Even if you don't think Liddell shouldn't be fighting again, you have to admit that a third fight between "The Iceman" and "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" is a big fight at a time in the sport where stars are few and far between. If Liddell does come back, I just hope it's against another aging legend. Liddell, who is now 48-years-old and who hasn't fought since 2010, told host Ariel Helwani that he is in talks with boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions to promote his comeback fight, and he's targeting a trilogy matchup against arch rival Tito Ortiz, who is looking to make a comeback as well. "I'm serious I'd like a shot at him, but we'll see", said the former light heavyweight champion.

Although he's sidelined for now, Jones took to Twitter to respond to Liddell, saying he normally respects his elders, but is willing to let Liddell "come get it". "It'll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we'll see where I'm at". "Leave me alone", Liddell said.

In the three tweets, he posted: "Old Chuck has been calling me out for years!". I want to fight.

"It's [White's] opinion. It's how he feels, and that's okay with me".

Hopefully, the people at Golden Boy realize how much of a mistake bringing Liddell back would be and put the kibosh on his comeback.

Two of the most iconic light-heavyweights in the history of the UFC were involved in a rather odd back-and-forth following Liddell's intention to return to MMA.

"In all seriousness @ChuckLiddell, I appreciate your offer for a fight, but due to scheduling conflicts may not be able to fulfil till mid-2019".

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