Originally Posted by beau420
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Damn you Dana. I still feel the public is owed this fight.
Liddell did look alright fighting Rich before he got clocked....and although we don't think of Rich being a KO artist, it's more likely Rich could knock you out than Tito.
The last three opponents Tito has TKOd is Ken Shamrock. That's right, all three. Before that it was Elvis Sinosic back in 2001.
Arguably Liddell's biggest problem is his suspect jaw, but power is one of Tito's weaknesses.
And if Matt Hamill takes out Ortiz, I think they should give Tito Chuck Liddell as his next opponent. I really hope Hamill takes out Tito, but I'm not sure Hamill has the movement to do it. But if Tito loses, the UFC has to drop him....why not have him fight Liddell one last time?
If the UFC doesn't do it. I really hope that a smaller organization picks up that fight. I think the UFC should do it, make it happen as a TUF finale or a UFN fight for free on TV.
Chuck has the hunger and wants to fight. I don't want him going out there and fighting just any 205er, but I would love to see him fight Tito again. If Tito gets dropped by the UFC, Japan should jump all over this fight....make it happen.
I completely disagree that the public is owed this fight. Why? Because they did TUF? Chuck beat Tito twice
already, how many trilogies can you name that the same fighter won the first two fights and it was not a tournament style?
Do we really want to see the possibility of Tito knocking out Chuck after Liddell's chin has clearly declined, and Tito running his mouth after the fight that he was the one to retire Chuck, blah blah blah? That would be one of the worst things to happen for MMA.
If Tito says his back is repaired and better, then let him prove it against Matt Hamill and get on the path to "destroying" Shogun like he said he would on "The Voice Vs. Tito Ortiz". If Tito still has it in him and is finally healthy, good for him, but Chuck is on his way out. To give Tito the opportunity to avenge his two losses is something he doesn't deserve. Tito claims that he fought unhealthy for years, but it was his own choice. Now, he's just trying to get the last laugh when he feels that he would have the advantage.
My Dad is in his 60s now, maybe I should take him out on the front lawn and play some football now that I know that I would win. That would avenge his dominance when I was a kid, right?