Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell, has that familiar, crazed look back in his eyes, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for “Iceman” to kick Tito Ortiz’ ass one last time:
Indeed, the much-talked about — and much-criticized — trilogy fight between the former 205-pound UFC champions is now just two months away, taking place inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Nov. 24, 2018. The three-round mixed martial arts (MMA) bout will be a first under Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions banner, airing live on pay-per-view (PPV) for a unit price still to be determined.
Liddell and Ortiz initially threw down at UFC 47 way back in 2004, with “The Iceman” knocking out “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” in the second round. Several years later, Liddell did the same thing to his former friend and training partner at UFC 66, though this time the fight made it into the third frame. The two were supposed to meet for a third time under the UFC banner in 2010, but the fight never came to fruition.
Now, eight years later, Golden Boy Promotions will bring the fight to fans and give Ortiz one final chance at redemption.