Inside MMA host Mauro Ranallo jokingly asked Liddell if he was going to fight Jones at the UFC’s first event at Madison Square Garden. Liddell responded: “If he keeps lipping off, maybe.”
“Of course, I’d beat him in my prime,” Liddell added. “What am I supposed to say? You gonna be mad? In my prime? I’ll beat you right now. If you’ve got a problem, let’s go. I mean, sh*t. I’m not gonna get mad at him if he said he’d beat me in his prime. He should say that. He should think that. If I’m your coach, you better say that.”
Liddell might have said that he isn’t the kind of guy to fight outside the cage anymore. But he also isn’t someone who messes around, either. Even in his mid-40s.
“If I have a problem with you and we’re gonna get there, I’m just gonna hit you,” Liddell said. “I don’t do that anymore, nothing can happen, but I’m not gonna sit there and get in your face at an event and do this bro-ing up and pushing each other. A fight would just happen.”