Ortiz wants third bout with Liddell
Former UFC light heavyweight titleholder
Ortiz takes on
"I know I've lost two matches. I still think I can beat him, and I still think that's a big fight," Ortiz told MMAWeekly.com. "I still want that fight. That would be awesome."
Liddell has been on hiatus from the sport since losing to
"I think if I call him out enough times I think he'll be a man and step up," said Ortiz. "Why wouldn't he? That's a huge fight and a big payday for him. It will be good.
"I think we can see one more," he added. "Why not? I'm down. I'm always game. You know me, I'm not afraid to fight anyone, even though there was a picture that was painted a long time ago that wasn't true. I've fought him twice already. I'm not afraid.
"He already proved he's not my friend, so the hell with it. I've got nothing to lose. Lets make some money, and this time I'm going to kick his ass."
The Liddell and Ortiz grudge is one of the most storied rivalries in mixed martial arts' short history, dating back to 2002. Ortiz, who was champion at the time, was in prolonged contract negotiations with the UFC, which led to Liddell fighting for the interim belt before defeating Ortiz at UFC 47 and UFC 66.
That obviously left a sour taste in Ortiz's mouth ... and the feud continues.