Ortiz seemed pretty elated to finally get one over on his longtime foe but all in all, seeing a 43-year-old defeat a 48-year-old was exactly as odd a spectacle as you would expect.
If you're wondering, the 43-year-old Ortiz is a considerable favorite to win tomorrow's bout.
While Ortiz had fought four times since 2014 - for three wins - Liddell had safely packed himself away since retiring in 2010 at the behest of his camp.
It had been 14 years since the two light heavyweight legends first met inside the Octagon, but more importantly, it had been eight long years since Liddell had fought.
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And unlike those two teams who got shut out, the Bulldogs have an elite offense to go along with their defense. It's not the first time Brady has had to wear an Ohio State jersey in Foxborough.
That's when Ortiz blasted "The lceman" with a right hand to the chin and Liddell's eyes rolled back as he crumbled to the canvas.
"I got in shape, I was ready for this fight".
"I came back. I got in great shape". You made me work super hard. "I got out there and I got caught". Chuck, hey, you pushed me hard.
"I love being out there, I love fighting, and I was at home in there and was ready to go", Liddell said. I made a mistake. Liddell won both fights by stoppage. I have no excuses.
And he somehow hasn't conceded he should've stayed retired - or that he won't fight again.
"We're going to have to sit back and think about it".