Oscar De La Hoya said he wanted to promote MMA under the Golden Boy banner and it looks to now be a reality. We heard the whispers of a potential Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz fight. It seems that the whispers have become reality and the two will now fight for a third time.
De La Hoya provided a statement to ESPN and Brett Okamoto first reported the news.
“I’m proud to announce we’ve signed a deal for the fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz,” De La Hoya said in a statement to ESPN. “This will be huge for sports fans around the world. Ortiz and Liddell are two of the most recognized fighters in MMA history. They are legends in the sport.
“Everyone remembers their rivalry helped put the sport on the map, and we’re excited to host the next and final chapter of this historic rivalry.”
This is MMA in 2018. We are here.