Liddell Speaks on Franklin and Ortiz

UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell recently spoke with Jose Rodriguez from the Calgary Sun on Tito Ortiz and a possible fight with Rich “Ace” Franklin.

When speaking on Franklin, Liddell said he’d be willing to fight him but Rich would have to move up to 205 where he has fought in the past.

“I’ll fight Rich. I think it would be more exciting than me fighting Tito,” he said in reference to his upcoming title defence against challenger Tito Ortiz.

Liddell says there’s no way he’ll cut down to 185 lbs. but Franklin has fought at 205 lbs. in the past. And if that doesn’t work, Liddell says he’s willing to meet him halfway — at 195 lbs.

“I like Rich, he’s a nice guy and I don’t wish it upon him, but I’ll fight him anytime he wants,” says Liddell

Liddell kept things short when speaking about Ortiz.

“It’ll be fun beating him up,” says Liddell.

“He gets mad at his friends that are still friends of mine,” says Liddell. “He’s still mad I beat him up.”


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