You can use a variety of words to describe the bout between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, but a lot of it goes back to how disastrous the event was planned. With Oscar De La Hoya at the helm, this was a botched circumstance where one of the greatest MMA rivalries was seemingly wasted.
Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz was not worth the $39.99 purchase over this past weekend, and although both fighters deserve respect for their past merits, it just didn’t work out. After fighting previously at UFC 66 on December 30th, 2006, that should have been the last interaction between these two legends.
Ortiz knocked out Liddell in the first round on Friday, but the short-lived fight appeared distasteful at best as a viewer.
Ortiz looked confident and delivered an amazing shot to secure the victory, so this isn’t a bash to his striking game by any means. At this rate, the only pitches moving forward involve killing off the rivalry, or attempting to promote Liddell and Ortiz in a more professional method.
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