Tito Ortiz was finally able to exact some revenge on long time nemesis and fellow MMA legend Chuck Liddell on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
After suffering stoppage losses in his first two encounters with the Iceman long ago at UFC 47 and UFC 66, Ortiz was at last able to get the better of Liddell twenty-four hours ago at The Forum in Inglewood.
Fighting under the Golden Boy MMA banner, Tito Ortiz looked superior to Chuck Liddell in every aspect of their trilogy.
Ortiz stalked Liddell around the cage before eventually landing a right hand in the late stages of the opening round which sent the Iceman crashing to the canvas. (Watch that here)
As for Chuck Liddell, the former UFC light heavyweight champions future remains uncertain after the devastating setback.
Had he proved victorious on Saturday night, Liddell had shown interest in a fight with current pound-for-pound great Jon Jones.
Tito Ortiz made light of that earlier today, this after he tweeted the following to Jon Jones.
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) November 26, 2018
“.@JonnyBones I told you I would take care of your light work! Good luck on your next fight and kick ass! #ufc232 #easywork” – Tito Ortiz
The former UFC light heavyweight kingpin, Jon Jones, is scheduled to rematch former division title challenger Alexander Gustafsson in next month’s UFC 232 main event.
“Bones” has not competed inside the cage since defeating Daniel Cormier by way of third-round knockout at UFC 214.
The victory was later overturned to a no-contest, this after it was revealed that Jones had flunked a USADA drug test.
As for those previous comments from Liddell, Jon Jones claims that he will never again respond to a callout from the Iceman following Saturday night’s loss.
Yeah it’s official, I am never replying to chuck calling me out again. https://t.co/oDYJ91Aes0
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 25, 2018
“Yeah it’s official, I am never replying to chuck calling me out again.” – Jon Jones