On Friday, the 43-year-old took to Instagram to announce he is prepared to go back to the Octagon to finish the trilogy with Chuck Liddell:
Ortiz (19-12) retired in January 2017 after beating Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170. Naturally, it was not the first time he was supposedly done combating. He likewise called it quits in 2012 before going back to action less than 2 years later on.
"This retirement is well due," Ortiz stated in 2015, by means of MMAFighting.com's Dave Doyle."Twenty years of competition has basically, I 'd still be battling if it wasn't for my surgical treatments. My greatest enemy has been my surgical treatments."
It looks like though he has had a change of mind once again.Ortiz and Liddell
have actually squared off two times in the past, with the Iceman coming out triumphant each time. Liddell won by means of knockout at UFC 47 in April 2004 and through TKO at UFC 66 in December 2006.
Now, almost 12 years later, Ortiz desires another shot as he hopes the 3rd time is the charm.Liddell, on the other hand
, last fought in 2010, having lost the last 3 bouts of his profession. Would the Iceman, who is now 48, be intrigued in returning to eliminate Ortiz?
Liddell likewise kept in mind then that he "made the ideal decision in retiring" and that "unless something modifications," he would stay retired. Well, 5 years later, something has altered: Ortiz wants a rematch.There's no doubt that one fighter desires it to occur. The question is does Liddell desire another fight after more than 7 years far from the sport?