Chuck Liddell Training for MMA Comeback; Wants Tito Ortiz or Chael Sonnen

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Chuck Liddell, says he is training for an MMA comeback, even if said training takes place inside the “Big Brother House”. Liddell has even mentioned some opponents he would love to fight in his first f…

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Chuck Liddell, says he is training for an MMA comeback, even if said training takes place inside the “Big Brother House”. Liddell has even mentioned some opponents he would love to fight in his first fight back. Reporters from TMZ recently caught up with Liddell, who is currently filming a […]

Chuck Liddell Reveals Ideal Opponents For Potential MMA Comeback

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is once again talking about a possible MMA comeback. It’s rare in MMA that fighters stick to their first retirements. There are several examples of that. Tito Ortiz retired after losing to Forrest Griffin a second time, only to return to the sport two years later to join […]

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is once again talking about a possible MMA comeback.

It’s rare in MMA that fighters stick to their first retirements. There are several examples of that. Tito Ortiz retired after losing to Forrest Griffin a second time, only to return to the sport two years later to join Bellator MMA, Georges St-Pierre couldn’t resist the pull of the cage and will be returning later this year to fight Michael Bisping.

Randy Couture came out of retirement to win the UFC heavyweight title once upon a time.

If you recall, just last year, the rumors of his return started when his longtime friend Jay Glazer posted a video on Instagram showing Liddell working some vicious elbow strikes in the gym.

Then talk resumed again after Liddell posted a photo to Instagram showing himself in phenomenal shape.

Liddell has not fought since June of 2010 and is now 47 years old. He decided to retire after losing five of his last six bouts, four of them by vicious knockout.

Liddell was recently a cast member on Celebrity Big Brother where he was the first cast member voted off the show. Liddell spoke with TMZ Sports (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting) recently about his time on the show.

During the interview, he was asked about why he was training in there. It’s very simple as he just wants to stay in shape because of his possible return to MMA.

“It’s still a possibility, for sure,” said Liddell. “So I didn’t want to get too far out of shape. I was in there boxing the whole time. There’s a lot of stuff that they didn’t show but I was just having a good time in there and staying in shape. I’m staying ready.”

Last year, there were some rumors that Liddell was interested in a comeback fight and Chael Sonnen quickly threw his name into the ring. Lidell has also entertained a potential fight against his arch rival Tito Ortiz as well.

“I’ve said it before in the news, Chael would be a good warmup fight to get back into it,” said Liddell. “Tito would be great if he’d even consider fighting me. I hear he wouldn’t. He doesn’t want to fight me at all. He’ll fight other people but not me, of course.”

Sonnen is currently competing in Bellator’s 2018 Heavyweight Grand Prix. On the flip side, Ortiz retired from MMA in 2017 after submitting Sonnen at Bellator 170.

“It depends on who they offer,” Liddell said. “I’m down for just about anything.”

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Bellator 192 Medical Suspensions Include Rory MacDonald, Douglas Lima

Both the new Bellator welterweight champion and former titleholder are looking at extended stays on the sidelines following their five round battle at Bellator 192 this past weekend. Rory MacDonald, who bested Lima to win the title from The Forum in Lo…

Both the new Bellator welterweight champion and former titleholder are looking at extended stays on the sidelines following their five round battle at Bellator 192 this past weekend. Rory MacDonald, who bested Lima to win the title from The Forum in Los Angeles, could be shelved for 180 days after suffering a serious leg injury […]

Bellator 192 Salaries: Chael Sonnen & Rampage Jackson Make Bank

Bellator 192 took place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The preliminary card aired online at 6:00 pm EST while the main card aired on Paramount Network at 9:00 PM EST. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson ($300,000) vs. Chael Sonnen ($300,000) in a heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal bout headlined this show while Douglas Lima […]

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Bellator 192 took place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The preliminary card aired online at 6:00 pm EST while the main card aired on Paramount Network at 9:00 PM EST.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson ($300,000) vs. Chael Sonnen ($300,000) in a heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal bout headlined this show while Douglas Lima vs. Rory MacDonald for the welterweight title served as the co-main event.

Rounding out the main card was Michael Chandler vs. Goiti Yamauchi in a lightweight bout, Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Henry Corrales in a featherweight bout and Aaron Pico vs. Shane Kruchten in a featherweight bout.

As expected, ‘The American Gangster’ and Rampage made the biggest number in terms of purse on the card.

You can check out the full payouts right here:

Chael Sonnen ($300,000 + no win bonus = $300,000) def. Quinton Jackson ($300,000)

Rory MacDonald ($100,000 + no win bonus = $100,000) def. Douglas Lima ($100,000)

Michael Chandler ($50,000 + no win bonus = $50,000) def. Goat Yamauchi ($23,000)

Aaron Pico ($30,000 + $30,000 = $60,000) def. Shane Kruchten ($10,000)

Henry Corrales ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Georgi Karakhanyan ($26,000)

Joey Davis ($7,000 + no win bonus = $7,000) def. Ian Butler ($1,500)

Jose Campos ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Haim Gozali ($10,000)

Devon Brock ($1,000 + 1,000 = $2,000) vs. Khonry Gracie ($10,000)

Guilherme Bomba ($40,000 + no win bonus = $40,000) def. Ivan Castillo ($2,500)

Johnny Cisneros ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Marlen Magee ($1,500)

Kyle Estrada ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def. David Duran ($2,250)

Roosevelt Roberts ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def. Tommy Aaron ($2,000)

Arthur Estrazulas ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Mike Segura ($2,000)

Jalin Turner ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Noah Tillis ($1,500)

Gabriel Green ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Christopher Padilla ($2,000)

Chad George ($3,000 + $3000) def. James Barnes ($2,250)

Cooper Gibson ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Andrew Lazo ($1,500)

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Rampage Jackson Has Brutally Honest Reaction To Loss At Bellator 192

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has given his reaction to his loss at Bellator 192. As seen in the main event of Saturday’s show at The Forum in Inglewood, California on the Paramount Network, Chael Sonnen was able to pick up a decision win over the former UFC light heavyweight champion. Going into this event, there was […]

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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has given his reaction to his loss at Bellator 192.

As seen in the main event of Saturday’s show at The Forum in Inglewood, California on the Paramount Network, Chael Sonnen was able to pick up a decision win over the former UFC light heavyweight champion.

Going into this event, there was not a ton of bad blood between the two fighters, but instead, there was respect, admiration and even some camaraderie. However, that was then, and things are different now after the fight.

In the fight, Sonnen was able to put his strategy into full force by using his wrestling to get Jackson down and dominate him from there. Jackson took a shot at Sonnen on his official Twitter account by noting that Sonnen “fought a smart fight,” but “also fought like a bitch.”

In regards to what’s next for Jackson, he just signed a new deal with the Viacom company leading into this fight and showed no signs of being interested in retirement.

“Win or lose i fight like a man,love my fans that still rides with me,just know I’m still not done,i felt great in there.. i had great at cardio,but Chael fought a smart fight. But he also fought like a bitch.”

Now with a win under his belt, Sonnen is slated to move on to the semifinals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix tournament and will fight the winner of Fedor Emelianenko – Frank Mir, which takes place in April.

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Chael Sonnen Wants Rampage Jackson to Pay Up on Pre-Fight Bet

Prior to stepping inside the cage to face one another, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson offered to pay Chael Sonnen $10,000 for each successful takedown Sonnen scored at Bellator 192. After three rounds and 15 minutes, Sonnen was declared the winn…

Prior to stepping inside the cage to face one another, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson offered to pay Chael Sonnen $10,000 for each successful takedown Sonnen scored at Bellator 192. After three rounds and 15 minutes, Sonnen was declared the winner in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. Along the way, he converted on three takedowns, meaning Jackson […]