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Chuck Liddell Ponders Retirement (Story from Yahoo! Sports)

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UFC president Dana White said Sunday that after a lengthy conversation with The Iceman Chuck Liddell Saturday, he would not be surprised if Liddell retires from mixed martial arts competition.

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Post #1   9/24/07 1:47:45AM   

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he'll pursue a career in broadcasting...

Post #2   9/24/07 2:05:07AM   

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i'm willing to put money down saying that if chuck retires it is strictly a publicity stunt and he'll be back in a year and a half or two

Post #3   9/24/07 2:05:43AM   

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I agree.

Post #4   9/24/07 3:04:53AM   

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it is sad to see some of the former greats retire


maybe its for the best though, not everyone can fight untill they are randy couture or bernard hopkins age

Post #5   9/24/07 3:17:31AM   

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Let him fight Wand...It's not like Keith knocked him out or anything...It was a close fight, he still has a few left

Post #6   9/24/07 4:04:58AM   

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I think this is like Mayweather retiring. He'll say it, Wandy will fight, and if Wandy wins he say he wants to go out on a high note and fight Wandy.

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I'm sure that is the honest feeling he is having right now. He is probably having a hard time coping. After a few days, he may feel differently...but then again, maybe not.

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I cant see a good reason (other than money) why chuck needed to beat Jardine to fight Silva, Now the matchup is near perfect, Both former legends, Both coming off 2 shock losses, Let em fight.
Chuck has seemingly lost his sping though and I could see wandy KO him.
Forrest for Rampage.
Henderson for A.Silva (Will KO R.Franklin at 77)
Bisping for Shogun
Joe for Penn

My thoughts any hoo

Post #9   9/24/07 7:25:25AM   

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Posted by ufcboss

I cant see a good reason (other than money) why chuck needed to beat Jardine to fight Silva, Now the matchup is near perfect, Both former legends, Both coming off 2 shock losses, Let em fight.
Chuck has seemingly lost his sping though and I could see wandy KO him.
Forrest for Rampage.
Henderson for A.Silva (Will KO R.Franklin at 77)
Bisping for Shogun
Joe for Penn

My thoughts any hoo

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Couldn't agree more. I mean we as fans want to see the Chuck/Wandy fight no matter what has happened so I think that fight will generate a lot of buys anyway. I really hope they let them go at it I mean it's not like Silva is in the title picture anyway. This is a great fight and it would be a lot more fitting as Liddell's last even if it's a loss. No disrespect to Jardine but a future hall of famer like Chuck deserves to go out to another legend.

But I would love to see him go into broadcasting. Imagine this in 2 years Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture in the booth together! I loved the way they interacted on TUF 1 and think that would just be the most awesome thing ever.

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Chuck should move up in weight and KO Randy again for the HW title

Post #11   9/24/07 10:22:53AM   

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Chuck is a legend and easily one of my favorite fighters of all time. I hate to see him leave, but the guy can't fight forever. Best of luck to Liddell no matter what he chooses to do.

Post #12   9/24/07 10:57:24AM   

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i think chuck should retire... its obvious that the 205 weight class is WAY deeper now then it was when he was champ, i dont think he can beat rampage, he's afraid of wanderlei, and even after shoguns loss i cant see him losing to the iceman...he's had a good career but its time for him to hang it up.

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Posted by sakusback7

He was never top tier fighter, don't know why it took so long for him to realize this. Should have fought a striker earlier.



i see u just started ur account so i wont rip on u too hard

but chuck was never a top tier fighter? hmmmm... hes beaten one of few to beat wandy, tito ortiz. hes beat the HW champ Randy couture, Renato Babalu twice, jeremy horn, and btw he mad MMA Legend/Veteran Jeremy horn QUIT!!!

in 5 years, besides the jardine fight he has never had a fight go the distance.

now dont get me wrong, im not sayin #1 all time. but DEFINATLY top 3 fighters in the LHW division and he is 100% gonna be in the hall of fame for the TOTAL DOMINATION he had over that division.

now if chuck retires, i agree, publicity stunt. there is no way a fighter of his caliber will quit cuza 2 loses, 1 ko, 1 close split disision. i dont care wat dana says he has GOTTA fight wandy. most anticipated fight beside randy/fedor.

Chucks gotta chill on the disision, seeing how the fight was a few days ago. give it a week, he'll be back in the gym trainin for the next fight. maybe shogun :)

Post #14   9/24/07 12:04:41PM   

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Posted by sakusback7

Sure, top #3 in the UFC HW division before Jackson came over. There were just about no strikers, and Jardine could have just as easily (not very easy) beaten Liddell a while ago. With all the Forrest worship, maybe he could have beaten Chuck too.

I was just saying not top tier in the entire MMA picture.




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