Chuck Liddell & Tito Ortiz Engaged In Heated Staredown At Las Vegas Before Trilogy Bout

Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz Have Intense Faceoff At Pre-Fight Press Conference From Las Vegas

A much talked and much-criticised trilogy bout between UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz is set to go down on November 24, inside The Forum in Los Angeles, California and before that, both rivals engaged into a heated staredown today at Las Vegas.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell appeared at pre-fight news conference promoted by the retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy MMA promotion, and it’s their first foray into the MMA industry.

Tito and Chuck first encountered at UFC 47 back in 2004, where “The Iceman” knocked-out Tito in round two. A few years later, Chuck repeated the same thing at UFC 66, though this time the fight made it into the third round. The pair were set to meet for a third time under the UFC banner back in 2010, but the bout fails to come to fruition.

Chuck holds the notable wins over the likes of Wanderlei Silva, Ortiz (twice), Randy Couture (twice), Renato “Babalu” Sobral (twice), Alistair Overeem, Murilo Bustamante, and Kevin Randleman. He didn’t fight since suffering a knockout loss to Rich Franklin back in 2010.

Tito last competed against Chael Sonnen, at Bellator 170 where ‘Iceman’ defeated “American Gangster” via submission back in 2017. Tito Ortiz, holds a notable win over Ryan Bader, Ken Shamrock (three times), Evan Tanner, Wanderlei Silva, and Guy Mezger.

This event as expected is full of trash talk, which started today on trash talk note, with Ortiz running his mouth and tried to make Liddell flinch, while “Iceman” stayed calm as usual.

Check out their staredown video below:

Who do you think between two legends will come out on the top?

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