- Chuck Liddell shared a story about Vin Diesel trying to help in squashing his beef with Tito Ortiz
- “Iceman” said it started when “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” said something about his girlfriend
Chuck Liddell still vividly remembers squashing his beef with Tito Ortiz at a party featuring Vin Diesel.
Vin tried to play peacemaker
Speaking to Bradley Martin’s Raw Talk, Liddell recounted the moment he and Ortiz were prompted to end their feud during an event. According to “Iceman,” the Fast And Furious star was also there and was trying to get him and Tito to talk things over.
“So Tito [Ortiz] when he was fighting Vitor Belfort, he was doing a radio interview in San Diego, said ‘I don’t date white trash like Chuck’ And a bunch of guys called me up… So I wasn’t real happy with him. We went to that fight and after the fight there’s an afterparty at I think seven, John Huntington was promoting it, friend of ours. He comes up to me, he’s like ‘Bro, you gotta squash this stuff with Tito because your guys are going to fight his guys. I don’t need trouble in here. I don’t need problems with you. Please squash it,’” Liddell recalled.
“I went over, they got Tito over. Actually Vin Diesel was there too, I don’t know he was negotiating I guess… He was trying to get us to talk. I’m like okay, first off this is my girlfriend, apologize. Secondly, you ever talk about my family and friends on a radio interview again, I know where you live, I’ll come beat you in your living room, you understand that? He’s like yeah, no man, I got it, I’m sorry, I wasn’t talking about her. I was talking about Juliette Lewis… I’m like, ‘Really? She’s not white trash, bro. She plays characters in movies, you idiot,” he added.
Chuck and Tito are good
Liddell and Ortiz had one of, if not the most epic rivalry in UFC history. But as it stands, the pair is now cool with each other. In fact, they even partied together with Israel Adesanya this past April.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) April 9, 2023
Liddell and Ortiz fought trice during their legendary MMA careers. Liddell beat Ortiz twice in the UFC and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was able to secure one win during their trilogy match under Golden Boy MMA in 2018.
Check out Liddell’s full podcast talk below: