Ortiz seemed pretty elated to finally get one over on his longtime foe but all in all, seeing a 43-year-old defeat a 48-year-old was exactly as odd a spectacle as you would expect.
Unfortunately Liddell then took a few unneccessary extra punches before the referee was able to intervene to stop the fight and hand Ortiz a TKO victory with 4.24mins on the clock.
The 43-year-old Ortiz, who fought as recently as 2017 for Bellator MMA, appeared as if he could finish the fight at anytime by taking Liddell down.
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That's when Ortiz blasted "The lceman" with a right hand to the chin and Liddell's eyes rolled back as he crumbled to the canvas. I want to help give back to the fighters.
Woooooo! I want to shout out to my son Jacob who I talked to on the phone to my son Jesse, Jr. too I want you to know that dad loves you! You're not taking eight years off and coming back into my cage and stopping me. Chuck, hey, you pushed me hard. I was so happy to get inside the ring.
"I was ready for this fight", Liddell said. I made a mistake and it is what it is.
As for Liddell, it was hard enough seeing him compete on Saturday night and it would be even tougher to imagine a scenario where he fights again following the loss to Ortiz in their third and seemingly final confrontation.
It is unsure what the future holds for Chuck Liddell, the former UFC light heavyweight champion has refused to rule out fighting again.