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Chuck Liddell is making a comeback to MMA

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell announced on the MMA Hour that he is making a comeback to fighting competition at the age of 48.

"The Iceman" is arguably one of the most well-known fighters in UFC history and is credited along with others such as BJ Penn and Tito Ortiz for ushering in the brutal sport into the mainstream.

While the UFC Hall of Famer is still wildly popular with the MMA society, his comeback is being met with a lukewarm response, especially considering he last fought in 2010 suffering a brutal knockout loss to Rich Franklin at UFC 115.

That would be his third knockout loss in a row, after also getting blown out by Shogun Hua and Rashad Evans.

Liddell (21-8) has hinted at a possible third bout against his former rival, Tito Ortiz.

 

Liddell scored two knockout victories over the Huntington Beach Bad Boy in two of the promotions most memorable events and Ortiz (19-12-1) himself has expressed interest in the bout even after announcing his on-again, off-again retirement in 2017 after his victory over Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170.

After years of criticizing mixed martial arts, boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya has stated he is interested in promoting the fight in his latest business venture, Golden Boy MMA.

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