It took 14 years, but Tito Ortiz finally got his revenge.
Ortiz crushed Chuck Liddell via first-round knockout to win the trilogy fight between the two old-school rivals and UFC Hall of Famers on Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The grudge match headlined Oscar de la Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions’ first foray into mixed martial arts, and likely signaled the end of the road for Liddell and Ortiz, two legends of the game who came out of retirement to compete in the pay-per-view bout.
Check out reactions to Ortiz’s win below, plus more from the Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 card.
TITO ORTIZ DEF. CHUCK LIDDELL
Aight I just ended up ordering at my friends house on direct tv .. so I ordered twice these two guys deserve the $$ , talk as much shit as you like but both guys gave enough of their life to the sport to earn your 40-50 dollars— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) November 25, 2018
Some of the folks that are throwin’ shade at Chuck vs Tito & not gonna watch, are also the ones who tuned into Kimbo Slice vs Dada 5000. #LiddellOrtiz3— Joe Ellenberger (@JoeEllenberger) November 25, 2018
Looking forward to Tito vs Chuck. We’re fighters, let us fight until we’re old men if we are able to! Hope this one gives us great moments like the last Wanderlei and Rampage fight. #LiddellOrtiz3— Patricky Freire (@PatrickyPitbull) November 25, 2018
I gotta go with the Iceman myself , love to see him get it done #OG— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) November 25, 2018
Random thoughts about #LiddellOritz3:— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) November 25, 2018
Do they still have to wear spandex if both fighters are sponsored by depends?
I'm kinda scared for the health of these two....#LiddellOrtiz3— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) November 25, 2018
And these guys are making dough for these ♂️ ♂️ ♂️— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) November 25, 2018
Sad......— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) November 25, 2018
That was really sad too see it was like watching Chuck in slow motion #TitovsChuck3— Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) November 25, 2018
Are you kidding me? That should’ve never went down.— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) November 25, 2018
Did not enjoy the end of that fight. Feel for iceman. Legends should t go out like this. I wish it was a 3 round war that went to a decision #LiddellOritz3— Ricardo Lamas (@RicardoLamasMMA) November 25, 2018
Well...I mean. Can I say I told you so now? #LiddellOrtiz3— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) November 25, 2018
Unfortunately we will keep seeing fights like this!!! @ChuckLiddell was one of my all time favorite fighters...sad really!!— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) November 25, 2018
That fight shouldn’t have even been sanctioned.. Chuck has to hang em up for good, Tito shouldn’t be advocating for him to continue after the way he looked tonight— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) November 25, 2018
Very— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) November 25, 2018
Wow man was hard to see Chuck like that . Felt cool to see them guys in the cage together tho , felt like a movie , not real life Great night— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) November 25, 2018
that was hard to watch Chuck doesn’t deserve that he needs to stay retired— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) November 25, 2018
Hey young fighters - get yourself a 401k going.— Brandon Gibson (@SixGunGibson) November 25, 2018
DERON WINN DEF. TOM LAWLOR
John Linker just moved up to 205! Wow!— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) November 25, 2018
Don't make me sad, don't make me cry— “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) November 25, 2018
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don't know why
Keep making me laugh,
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime