Dana White Wishes Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3 Wasn’t Happening

White continues to speak about how this fight shouldn’t take place.

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Dana White wishes that a third fight between former UFC light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell wasn’t happening. However, unfortunately for the UFC President, it is despite his wish.

Liddell and Ortiz have fought twice throughout their legendary careers, with “The Iceman” knocking out Ortiz at UFC 47 in 2004 and UFC 66 in 2006. Since that second fight, however, Liddell has lost five of his six bouts with four of those losses coming via stoppage.

Dana White’s Wish

The UFC President recently went on record by stating in an interview that he’s upset and wishes this fight wasn’t happening.

“Of course I am (upset),” White told MMAjunkie. “I don’t think it’s any secret how I feel about Chuck Liddell personally, and professionally. I don’t want to (expletive) on his deal that he’s got going on and I hope that he makes a lot of money. I hope the event is very successful for them. But I wish it wasn’t happening.”

“I don’t think Chuck Liddell should be fighting and that’s why I begged him to retire 10 years ago,” White said. “I hope it’s very lucrative for him and he does well.”

The two MMA Legends are slated to meet for a third fight at an event that goes down on November 24, 2018, inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.

This show will air live on pay-per-view event. More fights for the main and undercard of this show will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Eight Incredible MMA Fights You May Have Forgotten

We broke down eight incredibly amazing MMA fights you may have forgotten about.

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.In today’s MMA world, it’s easy to get caught up in a prisoner-of-the-moment-type of thinking, especially when there are high-level fights on just about every weekend. That makes it harder and harder to keep track of the truly great fights in MMA history.

Fret not, LowkickMMA has you covered.

We delved through the MMA universe to bring you the eight of the most incredible fights you probably forgot about.

The list starts here. Check out eight incredible MMA fights you probably forgot about:

Mark Hunt vs. Antônio Silva 1

We waste no time getting this list going with this heavyweight war. Did you forget about this fight already?

Mark Hunt and Antônio Silva collided at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The two heavyweights fought tooth and nail in this back-and-forth five-round war that ultimately ended in a draw. These two would meet up again just about two years later but the “Super Samoan” would easily knock out the injury-laden “Bigfoot” in that meeting.

Hunt has given MMA fans some of the most thrilling knockouts the sport has ever seen. Although he was unable to land the walk-off shot on Silva in their first meeting, the Australian fans were left with one of the greatest heavyweight fights the sport has ever seen.

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“Rampage” Jackson On Liddell vs. Ortiz III

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson can’t fault Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz for their decision to fight for a third time. Both men are well past the primes of their careers. Liddell is 48-years-old to the 43-year-old Ortiz. While Ortiz has bee…

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson can’t fault Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz for their decision to fight for a third time. Both men are well past the primes of their careers. Liddell is 48-years-old to the 43-year-old Ortiz. While Ortiz has been fighting for Bellator the past several years, Liddell hasn’t fought since 2010. The fight has […]

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Rampage Jackson Expresses His Support For Liddell vs. Ortiz 3

Rampage Jackson explains why he is supportive of this happening.

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Rampage Jackson expresses his support for Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz wanting to fight again each other for the third time. The former UFC light heavyweight champion does have some history with Liddell but has yet to fight Ortiz.

The two MMA Legends are slated to meet for a third fight at an event that goes down on November 24, 2018 inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. This show will air live on pay-per-view event. More fights for the main and undercard of this show will be announced in the coming weeks.

Their History

If you recall, Jackson beat Liddell by knockout to win the UFC light heavyweight title back in 2007 at UFC 71. Liddell and Ortiz have fought twice throughout their legendary careers, with “The Iceman” knocking out Ortiz at UFC 47 in 2004 and UFC 66 in 2006.

Rampage Jackson Expresses

Jackson recently went on record by stating fight fans won’t hear him bash the fight but rather be supportive of it.

“A lot of fans criticize fighters as we get older, and I say this is what we know. This is the sport we love,” Jackson told reporters during a conference call (transcript courtesy of MMAJunkie). “We get older, and we still want to participate in it. I personally don’t see anything wrong with older fighters getting out there and fighting.”

“It’s better to fight another older fighter instead of a younger guy, because that can be dangerous,” Jackson said. “But I’ve got nothing against Tito or Chuck. I’m cool with both of them; I respect both of them. I trained with Tito over the years. I fought Chuck twice, and I know Tito wants to beat Chuck. I think that’s the reason for them fighting a third time.

“I just hope it’s a good fight. I hope both of them are safe, because both of those guys are older than me, and at their age. I know I’d probably be doing other things like fishing. But those guys, they love the sport, and more power to them.”

Jackson will fight Wanderlei Silva at Bellator 206. This event is set to take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The preliminary card will air online at 7:00 pm EST while the main card will air on DAZN and Paramount Network at 9:00 PM EST.

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The Best and Worst of MMA Will Be on Display in Chuck Lidell vs. Tito Ortiz

Mixed martial arts can be looked at in many ways and, for the most part, any given take is accurate. For some it’s the purest form of sport, bringing two athletes together for a contest that tests the body, mind and spirit like nothing else…

Mixed martial arts can be looked at in many ways and, for the most part, any given take is accurate. For some it’s the purest form of sport, bringing two athletes together for a contest that tests the body, mind and spirit like nothing else…

California Has Already Begun Drug Testing Chuck Liddell & Tito Ortiz

If Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz want to make it to their trilogy fight, they’ll have to be clean. The two MMA greats will undergo out-of-competition drug testing dictated by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) before their third fight in Inglewood, California. CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told MMA Fighting this week that the […]

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If Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz want to make it to their trilogy fight, they’ll have to be clean.

The two MMA greats will undergo out-of-competition drug testing dictated by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) before their third fight in Inglewood, California. CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told MMA Fighting this week that the testing had already begun and will continue.

The samples will be subject to a full World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel. Foster reiterated the commission’s desire to make sure the bout was a clean one after Liddell has been out of action for eight years:

“Just like there should be drug testing for any high-profile fight, there will be for this one,” Foster said. “Chuck Liddell hasn’t fought in some time and hasn’t been part of any drug-testing program recently, as far as I know. We want to make sure the fans are getting a clean, fair contest.”

Liddell and Ortiz were also subjected to a concussion protocol baseline.

Ortiz has been out of action since January 2017 where he submitted Chael Sonnen in Bellator. The 43-year-old has recently embarked on a trash talk-spewing campaign. Liddell finished him twice in the UFC.

The 48-year-old Liddell, meanwhile, has been out of action since a brutal KO loss to Rich Franklin in 2010. He suffered a long and concerning string of KO losses to close out his otherwise illustrious career. He was the UFC’s most popular fighter at one point.

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