Chuck Liddell teases fans about a potential comeback in fighting
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell has been relatively mysterious of the public eye for years after his retirement following the Tito Ortiz trilogy. Still, he’s interested in potentially making a return to the Octagon sometime in the future.
Liddell is one of the most beloved fighters among the fans of MMA, and especially among UFC supporters. His trilogy with Randy Couture, along with his legendary ending in the octagon, is a major reason why the UFC, in general, became a significant success.
Liddell is currently working in a BKFC broadcast team as an analyst and even appeared to tease fans about his potential return to Octagon in the recent BKFC card that featured ex- UFC fighters Rachael Ostovich and Paige VanZant.
“It would all have to depend,” Liddell said during the broadcast. “We’d have to talk about it. Yeah, if they pay enough money, sure. It all depends on what they come up with. We can talk about it. If they’re interested, come and talk to me.”
He made a brief comeback to combat sports three years ago lost a fight with Ortiz via Technical Knock Out (TKO). Before that, Liddell had withered out towards the end of his run in the UFC, losing five of his last six matches in the promotion.
Dana White actually went as far as paying Liddell to remain retired from the UFC following his defeat to Rich Franklin. He was knocked out in the 1st round and announced his departure from the sport.
Liddell is widely regarded as one of the most decorated fighters in the history of MMA, claiming 13 victories coming by way of knockout. He would be a welcomed addition to BKFC and would gain the attention of longtime fans of the sport.