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Liddell on MMA return: ‘Part of it is people told me I couldn’t’

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UFC Hall-of-Famer Chuck Liddell talks about his reasons for coming out of an eight-year retirement at 48 years of age.

At 48 years of age, UFC Hall-of-Famer Chuck Liddell decided to come out of an eight-year retirement. During a recent interview with Larry King, “The Iceman” stated that his desire to return was because he was “not able to end his career in his own terms.”

In another interview on Monday’s episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN, Liddell said that coming out of retirement was also about proving his doubters wrong.

“I wasn’t really ready to leave when I left. I love this sport. I love fighting. I love training,” Liddell said (transcript via MMA Mania). “And I feel that I’ve still got some fight in me. Part of it is people told me I couldn’t. If you tell me I can’t do something, I like to prove to you that I can.”

Liddell, however, is a bit amused at the motivation of his upcoming opponent Tito Ortiz, whom he will be facing for a third time.

“He keeps saying I’m a shell of the man I was [and] now he can beat me,” Liddell said of Ortiz. “Why would you even want to promote that? ‘The only reason I can beat you now is because you’re a shell of the man you used to be’?”

Now that the former UFC light heavyweight champion is out of retirement, he plans on staying actively involved with MMA, one way or another.

“I am going to open a gym after this,” he said I am going to stay in the sport, competing at least as a coach, if nothing else. This whole journey gets me back to my love of the sport, to being in and around the sport. I missed it.”

The Liddell-Ortiz trilogy is set to take place under Golden Boy Promotions on November 24th at The Forum in Los Angeles.

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TheUnchosenOne
3 days ago
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He's got a point about how Ortiz is promoting this fight
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Spider-Man on PS4 remixes comic book lore for a fresh superhero story

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Marvel’s Spider-Man is out today on the PlayStation 4, and in addition to the high-flying, web-slinging action, developer Insomniac Games is putting some big emphasis on the story. The game offers a slightly new spin on the classic hero, one that takes a lot of established comic lore and mixes it up in fresh and interesting ways.

Warning: mild spoilers below for Spider-Man for the PS4

Much like the most recent Spider-Man films, the PS4 game makes the smart move to skip over Peter’s origin story entirely. It’s a safe bet that if you’re picking up a Spider-Man game in 2018, you probably already know the basics: Uncle Ben, radioactive spider, “With great power comes great responsibility,” etc. The game doesn’t just excel by breaking out of...

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TheUnchosenOne
15 days ago
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This article was definitely written by someone who hasn't read a Spider-Man comic in like, twenty years
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What’s The Quickest You’ve Bailed On A Game?

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I don’t think I ever played New Super Mario Bros. Wii U past the second boss, didn’t play past the tutorial in Rainbow Six Siege. Life is short, I’ve got too many games to play, and sometimes I just need to bail early. Same with you?

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TheUnchosenOne
23 days ago
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I quit Final Fantasy Tactics Advance in the first shop, when I realized there was no fitting room
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Whittaker: ‘It’s not fair’ to grant title shots to fighters who miss weight

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Robert Whittaker is not a fan of granting title shots to fighters who have missed weight in the past.

UFC welterweight contender Darren Till missed the 170-pound mark by 3.5 pounds during his headliner fight against Stephen Thompson last May. Nonetheless, he was granted the opportunity to challenge Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title at UFC 228.

This kind of situation does not sit well with the likes of middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, who never had problems about making weight.

“It’s like me going down to bantamweight, not making weight, winning because I’m much bigger and then getting a title shot,” Whittaker said during a TUF 28 media luncheon on Monday (via MMA Fighting). “It’s not fair. It’s not fair. Because on the flip side, the guys that are making weight don’t make it easy.”

“It wasn’t easy to cut weight and make weight and do the job. We still had to struggle, we still had to diet weeks out. We’re just more professional at it. We just did it right.”

“Bobby Knuckles” himself was involved in a similar situation, but it was his opponent Yoel Romero who failed to make weight during their UFC 225 fight last June. For him, those who get the job done on weigh-in day are also put in a compromising situation.

“The people who do make weight are also in a hard position. Because they’re in a position where they still need to make money to pay the bills, to earn a wage, to do their job,” Whittaker said. “But they also have the support of hundreds of thousands of people who have come to see them fight or that are watching them on TV to watch a fight. The fans. That’s kind of why you fight — they drive the sport.”

“When you ask a guy, ‘Are you gonna take a fight if your opponent doesn’t make weight?’ Is it really asking? Does he really have a choice? When you back them into a corner like that, is there really a choice to be made? You have to look at the whole process behind it.”

Whittaker is slated to coach the upcoming 28th season of the Ultimate Fighter against Kelvin Gastelum.

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TheUnchosenOne
25 days ago
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Bobby Knuckles makes a good point!
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Releasing Cool New Games On 3DS Is Such A Waste

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You have probably been here before. A Japanese company announces an exciting new game. The concept sounds great, the trailer has you hyped, and everything seems perfect... until you see those three words that you’ve grown to loathe in 2018. “Only for 3DS.”

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TheUnchosenOne
46 days ago
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Fuck you
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Till: Woodley won’t accept fight because he thinks ‘nobody is worthy’

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According to Darren Till, Tyron Woodley turned down a proposed title fight.

Everyone has a different story to tell in the UFC welterweight title picture.

Darren Till claims Colby Covington is injured and ‘out’ of his proposed fight with Tyron Woodley. Covington is adamant that he’s fighting Woodley in late 2018. Woodley, the reigning champion, doesn’t seem to know what’s going on.

In the latest news, top-ranked contender Till says ‘T-Wood’ turned down the UFC’s offer to fight him for the title.

“I don’t know what’s happening with Colby, whether he’s injured or not, but I’ve been offered Tyron Woodley and he turned the fight down,” Till told MMA Fighting’s Peter Carroll on Thursday morning.

“That’s what it looks like to me and I’ve been on the UFC’s case about it. UFC want me to fight him, but he will not accept it. [UFC] didn’t mention a date or anything, but that’s the fight they wanted to make and he obviously isn’t into it.”

‘The Gorilla’ can’t understand why Woodley won’t accept the fight and has started to question whether the champ even wants to return to the Octagon.

Till stated that Woodley believes no one is worthy of challenging him for the belt.

“I’m not too bothered about it, but I get a feeling that he thinks that nobody is worthy of fighting him for the title. I think he just wants to hold onto the belt for as long as he can. He’s going to have to make a decision soon. If he doesn’t want to fight me, who does he want to fight? It’s just me and Colby and Colby is injured apparently, so who is there? It’s a weird one, but I’m just waiting to see what happens,” Till said.

“Maybe he wants to hold on for the Colby fight or maybe he just doesn’t want to come back — maybe he just doesn’t want to fight me. There could be many reasons but I think we’re going to find out what’s going to happen in the next few days. I’m not thinking too much into it at the moment because I want to have more information. I just want to see what it’s going to be, whether it’s me fighting Woodley or if he’s going to wait to fight Colby.”

Or, perhaps Woodley is trying to negotiate a big-money fight with a Georges St-Pierre or Nate Diaz?

“He’s not getting the Georges St-Pierre fight, he’s not getting Nate Diaz, so who is he going to fight?” Till added.

Till isn’t reading too much into the situation and is happy to accept another fight if Woodley isn’t interested in defending his title.

“I’m not going to wait around for it. I’ll just beat someone else and see what happens. I really feel he wants to just keep a hold of that title,” he said.

The 25-year-old is open to the idea of a rematch with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, who he beat in a controversial, unanimous decision earlier this year at UFC Fight Night 130 in his hometown of Liverpool, England.

“If a rematch with Thompson is what the UFC want me to do, I’ll do the rematch. If he wants another fight, it’ll be the different this time. I’ll be much stronger. If he wants it, he can have it. I’m not one for turning down a fight – especially not a rematch.”

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TheUnchosenOne
64 days ago
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Or maybe, just maybe, Woodley actually hasn't been offered the fight because the UFC likes nothing more than to get its fighters to undermine each other so they don't have to
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