Liddell: I’ll fight tomorrow for the right price
UFC president Dana White gave his friend and league Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell a no-show desk job in return for retiring, following three KO losses for the once seemingly indestructible ‘Iceman’. However, when WME-IMG bought the UFC, they cut costs, dropping among many other things, White’s use of a corporate jet, and a number of personnel including Liddell and fellow Hall of Famer Matt Hughes.
Six years into what he thought was a lifetime position, Liddell was out of a job. He appeared recently on MMA Tonight and said a comeback was possible, and he was physically ready for it.
UFC Hall of Famer @ChuckLiddell tells @realOCsports & @RJcliffordMMA that those wondering if he’ll fight again will have to keep wondering, he was never offered a fight w/ @ChaelSonnen, & that for $15m he’d throw down with @NateDiaz209 & @TWooodley … at the same time! pic.twitter.com/OI7LayP57Y
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) November 23, 2017
Liddell has been referencing a comeback on his social network, and Chael Sonnen claimed ‘The Iceman’ had turned down a fight.
“That’s not true,” said Liddell, as transcribed by Jed Meshew for MMA Fighting. “I’ve never been offered a fight and I definitely never been offered to fight him. He doesn’t worry about the truth too much with his trash-talking. He’s not afraid to be liberal with his facts.”
“I’ve thought about it but everyone’s gonna have to keep wondering. I’m not sure yet, so we’ll see.”
“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.”
Liddell was asked what it would take to get him back into the cage, and it was noted that Nate Diaz wants $15 million to fight Tyron Woodley.
“For $15 million I’ll get in there and fight them both,” quipped Liddell.