Chuck Liddell predictably lost by KO to Tito Ortiz at Golden Boy’s inaugural MMA show. The UFC hall-of-famer came back from almost a decade of being retired, only to notch his fourth straight brutal knockout loss.
The CSAC initially defended allowing the 48-year-old to return to competition, saying that he passed the medicals, and that they were “surprised” at the result as they didn’t think it was a mismatch.
On Wednesday, the CSAC announced that they have medically suspended Liddell indefinitely.
“The Iceman” will also receive a minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, and 30 days no contact due to the knockout. Ortiz, on the other hand, received a 180 day suspension (or until cleared by physician) for a possible fracture to left shoulder and left knee.
Liddell will have to appear before the California commission if he ever decides to go back and compete, but this indefinite suspension doesn’t necessarily guarantee they don’t license him again.
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