California State Athletic Price (CSAC) govt officer Andy Foster has responded to criticisms following Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3.
Liddell and Ortiz went one-on-one for a third time this earlier Saturday night time time (Nov. 24). It didn’t take prolonged to see that Liddell was significantly slower than even his earlier outing once more in June 2010. Whereas Ortiz is correctly previous his prime, he nonetheless confirmed a lot better movement than Liddell and he capitalized on it with a first-round knockout win.
Andy Foster Responds To Criticisms
Many have been ripping the CSAC for clearing Liddell to compete although he hasn’t competed in over eight years and is 48 years earlier. Foster responded to these criticisms all through an interview with MMAFighting.com:
“We would like to preserve the fighters secure. On the finish of the day, it’s a struggle. If we hadn’t accredited the struggle, that struggle was in all probability gonna occur someplace. California is the most secure place for that struggle to be at. We had our high referee in there (Herb Dean), he stopped the struggle in a well timed trend. In the event you inform someone as the manager officer, ‘Yeah, I don’t suppose you need to be doing this although you handed all of your medicals,’ you’re principally telling that fighter, you’ll be able to’t make a half 1,000,000 or nonetheless a lot he was making. That’s an enormous accountability to inform someone they’ll’t make a dwelling. I take that accountability critically.”
Liddell has now been knocked out in his remaining four outings. He hasn’t had a win since Dec. 2007. As for Ortiz, he insists that this time his retirement will stick.
Ought to the CSAC be held accountable for what transpired this earlier Saturday night time time?