In yet another Ultimate Fighter shocker, it has been reported that Chuck Liddell has had to back out of his commitment to season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter. Early reports are that Liddell broke his hip after slipping in the kitchen picking up a midnight snack in his home.
"This could have happened to anyone" said UFC president Dana White, "but thankfully, we had a backup plan just in case Chuck broke his hip, Ken Shamrock."
Shamrock will immediately step in for the injured Liddell and promises that this will be the best Ken Shamrock we have ever seen.
"I know some of my last UFC fights left a bad taste in your mouths, but I knew I still had it in me for one last run at the title", said an emotional Shamrock. "I've improved a lot in these past four years, and I know you fans have been clamoring for Shamrock / Ortiz IV. I'm going to prove that I'm still the World's Most Dangerous Man!"
When asked about what he's done differently in training, Shamrock replied "I've really been doing my research this time around. I hired a top team of guys to go out and find me the hardest steroids to test for. I've been pumping myself up to the gills with them. By the time the fight takes place in June, I'll be able to punch clear through Tito's stomach Riki-Oh style!"
Tito Ortiz could not be reached for comment, but his spokesman Jenna Jameson had a statement to read on his behalf:
This is exactly the kind of opponent Tito has been looking for. Ken Shamrock is a legend of the sport and this should be a very competitive matchup. After 3 dominant victories over Ken, Tito knows that Shamrock is out for blood this time around. This will be the best Tito you've ever seen. All his injuries are fully healed and he is 100% back to "the old Tito".
Also, just in case a miracle happens and Tito loses, the following excuses have been prepared:
- I focused way too much on my t-shirt and post fight celebration.
- I was paralyzed from the waist down until 2 days before the fight.
- Junie Browning challenged me to a case race before the fight and I couldn't back down.
- I literally just found out my girlfriend was a porn star for 14+ years