Oscar De La Hoya’s new Golden Boy MMA promotion could play host to Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell 3 later this year. I’m not going to lie and say I don’t want to see this. I know Chuck and Tito and they could be 100 years old and still want a rematch. They are connected forever in an eternal battle like God and Satan. We’ll let you match those up yourself.
Here’s what Tito said on Submission Radio:
I think Chuck’s kind of holding out, trying to make more money out of it, which it just doesn’t make sense because this deal is pretty much a cut and dry contract. We’re both partners. De La Hoya wants his 40 percent and me and Chuck Liddell get to split 30 percent. So that’s on complete revenue of the whole fight in general. And this is the whole thing that I’ve been waiting for for such a long time in mixed martial arts, to really make a difference, and we’re gonna do that with De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.
I talked to some of the guys like Sean Shelby, some of the other promoters, and they said, ‘you guys have a possibility of doing some really great numbers (buys) because people don’t know what to expect. So what’s the magic number? Is it over 500,000? Will we meet that million number that we did last time me and Chuck fought? You know, we did over 1.4 million pay-per-view buys. If we fall right in the middle of that, I would be happy.
Will it sell? We think so. What do you think?