Chuck Liddell Suspended Indefinitely Following KO Loss To Ortiz

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Metaphorically speaking, Chuck Liddell is immortal. “The Iceman is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and one of the faces that brought the sport of mixed martial arts to the mainstream. Physically however, it would seem as if father time has caught up to the MMA legend.

Stepping into the cage for the first time since 2010, Liddell recently competed in a trilogy fight with another former UFC champion Tito Ortiz. The first two of which went in Chucks favor, winning by KO at UFC 47 and TKO at UFC 66.

Stepping into the cage against Tito for a third time however, at the age of 48, Chuck was on the receiving end of the punishment this time around, losing via knockout in the very first round.

According to a medical suspension report released to MMA Fighting, Liddell has now received an ‘indefinite suspension’ from the California State Athletic Commission following the devastating loss to Ortiz.

Liddell has been knocked out in a brutal fashion in all of his last four fights since 2008, and will now be required to apply for his indefinite suspension to be lifted by California state commission officials if he ever hopes to compete again in North America.

The complete list of medical suspensions following the Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 event can be viewed below:

  • Chuck Liddell: Suspended indefinitely, see California commission; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO loss
  • Tito Ortiz: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to left shoulder, left knee
  • Efrain Escudero: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right hand
  • Gleison Tibau: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for laceration to left eyelid; recommend fight weight of at least 165lbs.
  • Walel Watson: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exception due to KO loss
  • Abert Morales: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exception due to hard bout
  • Joe Roye: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to left foot #5 digital toe
  • Craig Wilkerson: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to left leg, left eardrum; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to hard bout
  • Dave Terrel: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right jaw; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to hard bout

 

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