There has been speculation for a while that Liddell would try to mount a comeback to fighting, and for a while Bellator president Scott Coker was said to be interested in signing him, but ultimately Liddell could be working with De La Hoya.
"I miss it. I never stopped missing it", he said. His role with the UFC subsequently ended in 2016 after the UFC was sold to WME-IMG for $4 billion.
According to Liddell, he is now undergoing testing in advance of his return, and if cleared to fight by the California State Athletic Commission, will return in November to fight in either his native California or in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas. While Liddell and Ortiz are UFC veterans, the chances of them fighting inside the Octagon are slim to none.
It's official, UFC hall-of-famer Chuck Liddell is out of retirement at the ripe old age of 48. Considering how many aging stars are still hanging around these days, I don't think De La Hoya will have much of a problem finding someone for Chuck Liddell.
Why's that? Well, if you missed it, yesterday Liddell appeared on "The MMA Hour", and he relayed that he is officially, ending his retirement. Am I going to do all of this and not fight?' Oh no, we had to have somebody backing up, and if it doesn't work out with him, I'm (still) going to give it a shot.
Author Tom Wolfe dead at 87
He was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and went to college at Washington and Lee University and received his PhD from Yale. Around this time, he began working as a journalist, moving to New York in 1962 for a position at The New York Herald Tribune .
With Chuck Liddell now edging towards his own return to the sport at the grand old age of 48, he called out the former-champion and pound-for-pound number-1 Jones in a rather freakish turn of events that had the world scratching their collective heads.
Liddell added that he would like to face another opponent or two before he gets an opportunity with Jones.
I will say this. However, The Iceman was targeting the biggest names of today and claimed he wants Jon Jones after two warm-up fights. While this may not be the news fans of "The Iceman" want to hear, he did promise he'll still be the same heavy hitting guy he was before. Everybody's entitled to their opinion.
"Old Chuck has been calling me out for years!". If I can't fight, if I don't feel like I can perform or go out there and perform, I wouldn't.