"I never stopped missing it". Liddell would be coming back to MMA under Golden Boy Promotions, headed by Oscar De La Hoya. But after the UFC offered him a job for life then took it away when new owners Endeavor came along, he obviously doesn't care too much about what they think.
It's official, UFC hall-of-famer Chuck Liddell is out of retirement at the ripe old age of 48.
"Bones" then went on to call out Liddell's chin strength, as he was knocked out 13 times in his MMA career, with his final three UFC fights all being lost by either KO or TKO.
On Monday morning, former UFC light heavyweight champion and one of the pioneers of the MMA leader, Chuck Liddell, told Ariel Helwani on "The MMA Hour" that his end goal in part of his comeback is to get a crack at Jon Jones. Am I going to do all of this and not fight?' Oh no, we had to have somebody backing up, and if it doesn't work out with him, I'm [still] going to give it a shot. Why would any promoter or state athletic commission even entertain the idea of a 48-year old Chuck Liddell getting back in the cage, even against a 43-year old Tito Ortiz? "It'll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we'll see where I'm at".
In the wake of Liddell's comeback declaration, many members of the MMA community have voiced their disappointment with his choice to return, sharing worries about his health.
While Ortiz has previously stated he would only return for Liddell, the same is not true for "The Iceman".
But, like all legendary fighters who miss that glory (and need a paycheck), he's un-retiring! However, The Iceman was targeting the biggest names of today and claimed he wants Jon Jones after two warm-up fights. "I'm serious. I'd like a shot at him". "We will see. Just, match styles".
"In all seriousness @ChuckLiddell, I appreciate your offer for a fight, but due to scheduling conflicts may not be able to fulfil till mid-2019".
The chances of Chuck Liddell and Jon Jones fighting at this juncture, in a sanctioned bout anyways, are slim to none. I miss everything that goes with it, everything, the good, the bad.