Chuck Liddell still isn’t certain if he’ll ever battle in Octagon again, nevertheless, he’s healthy and ready to go.
The UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC light heavyweight champ has said on Mixed Martial Arts Tonight that if he was offered a big paycheck he might just find himself back in the cage pretty soon.
“I’ve thought about it but everyone’s gonna have to keep wondering. I’m not sure yet,” Liddell said (transcript via MMAFighting.com).
“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.”
This isn’t really the first time “The Iceman” has actually remained in the headlines in 2017 relating to a prospective go back to MMA. Earlier this year, Bellator’s Chael Sonnen claimed that Liddell was offered to fight several times however he refused. Liddell likewise suggested a possible trilogy with Tito Ortiz, however, again, it was nothing more than a social network babble.
Of what it’s worth, Liddell refuted Sonnen’s claims that he decreased an offer from Bellator to combat the three-time UFC title challenger. Actually, Liddell said he hasn’t received any deals in any way.
“That’s not true,” he said. “I’ve never been offered a fight and I’ve definitely never been offered to fight [Sonnen]. He doesn’t worry about the truth too much with his trash-talking. He’s not afraid to be liberal with his facts.”
Obviously, Sonnen satisfies Quinton Jackson in the opening round of the Bellator heavyweight grand prix competition early following year, so the Liddell fight, also if it once was, is no more on the table.
Liddell (21-8) hasn’t already contended in Mixed Martial Arts since June 2010, when he was outdone by Rich Franklin. Liddell’s last triumph was over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79 in 2007.