Do you have any interest in Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz III and do you plan to order the pay-per-view?
Christian Moore, MMATorch Contributor
I have no interest in this fight. This seems like a Bellator freak show fight, and if it as free, sure, I’d watch, but I won’t pay money to see two guys WAY past their prime fight. I never really watched either guy in their primes, but for a fan of either, I think it would too hard to watch. Tito is a shell of his former self, and Chuck shouldn’t even be allowed to compete.
Frank Hyden, Columnist – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
I have a very mild interest in this fight, but certainly not enough to want to pay money to see it. I think this is the perfect example of a fight you put on TV. I understand that may not always be feasible but it’s a much better alternative to PPV. You want people to pay to see old guys fight? Guys who haven’t fought in years in the case of Liddell, and looked terrible the last time they did fight. Ortiz has looked better more recently but is that really enough to get people to fork over cash to see him beat up on Liddell? Are fans of these guys really all that excited to see this fight? I don’t know, maybe I’m missing something but I just don’t see this being a success at all.
Michael Hiscoe, MMATorch Managing Editor
I’m very curious to see it, but as a fan having to make a purchasing decision, I don’t buy this fight. Thus far, the promotion for this fight hasn’t done much to drum up much interest. We are entering the final stretch, so maybe they will pull something off that will get people interested in the fight. There isn’t much on the undercard either, save for maybe the return to MMA of “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, that gets me excited either. There will be a sale to get the fight for half price on Friday, so that could inspire some impulse buys from fans, including myself.