Former UFC light heavyweight champion and Octagon legend Chuck Liddell claims that he is ready to fight, once the offer is right
Liddell has been the subject of a number of rumors linking him to a return to fighting.
“The Iceman” last fought at UFC 115 in 2010, losing by way of first-round knockout to Rich Franklin which was the third of three KO/TKO’s in a row, prompting his retirement.
Liddell told MMA Tonight that a comeback bout is certainly possible. The 47-year-old has claimed that it will take “something crazy” for him to blow the dust off his gloves, however (via MMAFighting):
“I’ve thought about it but everyone’s gonna have to keep wondering. I’m not sure yet, so we’ll see…
“I’m healthy. It would probably take more than [a month] to set it up, but I’m not sure yet. We’ll see. I mean, it depends on what gets offered. If someone offers me something crazy, I could fight tomorrow, but it just depends.”
Former UFC middleweight contender and future Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix participant Chael Sonnen claimed that he was ‘offered a fight’ with Liddell, which was turned down. “The Iceman” claims that there is no truth to this whatsoever:
“That’s not true. I’ve never been offered a fight and I definitely never been offered to fight him. He doesn’t worry about the truth too much with his trash-talking. He’s not afraid to be liberal with his facts.”