Despite recent reports, UFC president Dana White has once again gone on record claiming the coaches of this season’s “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show will “definitely” headline UFC 115 in Vancouver.
Rumors began circulating about Ortiz being replaced by Rich Franklin, then Randy Couture, and again by Franklin after it was confirmed the former math teacher would be subbing in for Ortiz midway through the 11th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Amid the chaos, White, Ortiz and Liddell have all gone out of their way to reiterate the trilogy will indeed go down June 12th as scheduled, however people still don’t seem to be buying it.
White is hoping his recent comments to Sportsnet.ca will put to bed the bogus rumors surrounding the main event for his organization’s debut in Vancouver.
“The definite main event is Tito [Ortiz] vs. Chuck Liddell, that’s definitely the main event,” White stated.
Please click the media player below to watch White’s entire interview:
Regardless of what happens during this season of the UFC’s reality show, the former light heavyweight champions will face off for a third time. Liddell holds a 2-0 advantage over Ortiz.
Here’s an updated look at the UFC 115 fight card:
Chris Leben vs. Aaron Simpson
Mike Pyle vs. Jesse Lennox
Peter Sobotta vs. James Wilks
Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Evan Dunham vs. Tyson Griffin
Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Pat Barry
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz