Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will meet for a third time in the main event of Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz III.
Oscar De La Hoya is promoting the event and he says the headliners will get the biggest paydays of their career on Saturday Night.
“The message I want to send here is Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, this trilogy with this fight taking place, they’re gonna make the most money they’ve ever made in their entire careers,” De La Hoya said on The MMA Hour. “It’s incredible. I’m actually mind blown by that, because i would have thought with Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell — with two names like that — they would have made a lot more money in their careers.”
Liddell made $500,000 for his last professional MMA bout at UFC 115, while Ortiz made $300,000 at Bellator 170.
De La Hoya also believes that the pay-per-view card on Saturday Night will do a great amount of buys.
“We’ve been staging fights at a price point lately at around $80, $75, $69,” De La Hoya said. “Let’s give the fans a break here. Let’s give the fans a break and not charge those crazy numbers. So we came up with that price point, which I think is perfect. You’re gonna be able to watch some great, great fights with the headliner being a terrific trilogy, which I strongly feel that this fight can obviously go either way. Tito Ortiz looks in phenomenal shape and Chuck Liddell, I call him ‘Chucky’ because he just keeps on coming. This guy is just in incredible, incredible shape. I think that price point is perfect. People are responding very well. The indications are that it’s gonna do some great, great numbers.”
Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz III takes place on Saturday, November 24 from The Forum in Inglewood, California with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on pay-per-view.