Chuck Liddell, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who was retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) back in 2010, now rumors are speculating that he is ready for a potential MMA comeback inside the Bellator MMA cage.
Lately, Liddell was a cast member on Celebrity Big Brother” house, as he was the first contestant voted off the show.
Liddell spoke with TMZ Sports (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting) recently about his time on the show. Aldo addressed his continued dedication to training while he was on Big Brother.
“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 news was speculating that Chuck Liddell is making his comeback fight and Chael Sonnen threw his name into the ring. Now it seems Lidell is ready to entertain 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 currently competing in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, having defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to advance to the second round. Ortiz, meanwhile, is ostensibly retired. Liddell is aware of all this, and seems to be willing to listen to other ideas.
It depends on who they offer,” Liddell said. “I’m down for just about anything.”
Chuck Liddell last fought at UFC 115 in June of 2010, where he was knocked out by former middleweight champion Rich Franklin.