It may be more than a half-decade since either Randy Couture or Chuck Liddell stepped inside the Octagon, but they both still have a little something left in the tank.
When Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture fought for the first time back in 2003 for the interim light heavyweight title, it was with the expectation that Liddell was about to take over the throne as the UFC’s marquee star. Eventually he did, but it didn’t start at UFC 43. Instead, Couture won the belt with a 3rd round TKO.
The two men would fight again in 2005, with Couture having unified, lost, and re-won the title in the meantime. This time, at UFC 52, Liddell would take home the belt and start his run as one of the UFC’s most notable champions. He and Couture fought once more, the following year, at UFC 57 and Liddell won again, by second round KO. And that was that. With Liddell up 2-1 on the trilogy, the score was settled… for a while anyway.
Liddell retired back in 2010, on the end of a three fight losing skid. Randy Couture hung up the gloves a year later, after Lyoto Machida went all Karate Kid on him. But recently, the two UFC legends got another chance to rehash their old rivalry, this time with some friendly sparring in the gym. So check it out.