How in the fuck did that happen? It seems like Liddell realized he had slurred speech, worked on it and corrected it. That takes a lot, huge lump to the ego for man to admit that I'm sure. Ortiz is now worse than ever. I don't know if it was the Liddell KO's that did it to him or the lifestyle he lived for so long. Ortiz used to be magic on the mic back in the "Attitude" era. The man was the Fred Durst of MMA. Even after his era was over, he kept being competitive but never truly got that respect back or the respect he deserved.
I think Liddell is in Tito's head, very badly. Liddell looking in shape and Liddell speaking without slurred speech really has Ortiz rattled. The age they're at, who knows but I don't see either guy going past round 2.