Tito Ortiz vs Randy Couture, UFC 44, September 2003
In the third installment of the UFC Retro series, we go back and revisit the classic fight Tito Ortiz vs Randy Couture. This is one of my favorite old-school UFC fights and favorite Tito Ortiz fights. It is a prime example of consistency, pressure, dedication, and will power. Two legends of MMA showing the fight world what it means to never ever give up no matter how lost or empty you feel.
Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture, UFC 43, UFC 52, UFC 57, Jun 2003, April 2005, Feb 2006
Recently, a wave of nostalgia has taken over and I have been going back to older UFC fights. After the 2005 Forrest Griffin vs Stephan Bonnar milestone, the UFC started to become more and more popular in the US. With that era of MMA, I immediately think back to the great light heavyweight fighters Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddel, and Randy Couture.
The UFC Light Heavyweight division has always been one of the most competitive. The Light Heavyweight Championship has changed hands so many times and so rapidly, it’s hard to keep track.
But the guys that started it all. The guys that put the UFC and the light heavyweight division on the map. Their fights against each other were always the most anticipated fights of the year.
Today, lets take a look at the legacy that is Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture.
Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz, UFC 47 and UFC 66, April 2004 and December 2006
The UFC has built it self into the worlds top MMA promotion through a business model that depends on stars. These MMA stars were the toughest, baddest, craziest guys out there that had an inexplicable passion for the sport. These guys would give up their jobs, spend money and time training, then get into a cage to fight another tough, bad, crazy guy. All of this before fighter salary was decent and before the sport was popular.
Some of the UFC’s stars include Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, and Randy Couture. Old school fighters, legends of the sport, Hall of Fame names. These are the guys that brought MMA to the American audience. These are the guys that provided the foundation for the UFC to build itself into the successful promotion it is today.
Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz is a two fight series between two of the top UFC Light Heavyweight fighters of all time. Both are former champions and both are dedicated to winning.
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