There may be no two bigger legends in MMA than Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, and in November 2018 they finally concluded a feud that had lasted 14 years.
The Ice Man Liddell had won the first two fights in 2004 and 2006, but thanks to Oscar De La Hoya, the two went at it again in a trilogy, 12 years after their second bout.
It was pretty sad to watch as Ortiz finally got his win over Liddell, but it wasn’t much of a fight at all, with it all being over before the first round was done.
And UFC President Dana White made his feelings for De La Hoya pretty clear after it was all said and done, calling him a ‘c**ehead’ and he also called out the state of California for allowing the fight to happen.
That was Liddell’s first fight in eight years, and it doesn’t look like he will be competing again, whereas Ortiz went on to face former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio in an MMA bout, putting him away in – you guessed it – less than one round.
The Huntington Beach Bad Boy though is seemingly exploring new options, as it was revealed he’s been training at the WWE Performance Center with a view to becoming a WWE superstar.
But could his biggest rival be following him to Vince McMahon’s promotion?
TMZ Sports asked Liddell if he would be interested in crossing into the world of sports entertainment, and his response was favourable.
“Of course,” said The Ice Man. “I’d still do WWE, I’d still do pro wrestling. That would be a lot of fun, actually. I’d like that.
“I’m impressed by the stuff that those guys do. They do some crazy stuff.”
There’s no inkling that WWE will actually approach him, but if they’re already looking at Ortiz, then what harm would it do to put the feelers out towards Liddell?
The only difference is that Liddell has five years more on Ortiz, and whilst Ortiz has shown he’s still got some petrol in the tank when it comes to MMA, Liddell probably doesn’t have the stamina for WWE.
Then again, neither does Goldberg, but he’s Universal Champion…
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