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Retirement update: Chuck Liddell to sit out until at least April 2010 to heal his brain

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“I haven’t personally made a decision one way or the other. Hopefully my brain can heal over time. The shot last fight is something that normally wouldn’t hurt me. I think I need at least some time off from getting hit. I’m going to take time off sparring then. I’ll train still. Still gonna roll. I’ll probably do a little more jiu-jitsu than normal because I like it. It’s fun.”


Former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell plans to take a year off to unscramble his brains before making a decision on retirement. “The Iceman” is coming off a technical knockout loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 97: “Redemption” from the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, back in April. It marked the fourth loss in his last five fights. Company president Dana White has pressed his good friend and big time money-making machine to hang up the gloves, saying he has made a ton of cash and has nothing left to prove. Liddell — who will be forty years old by the time April 2010 rolls around — clearly needs more time. Sit tight, Maniacs, this one is far from over.

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Post #1   7/5/09 7:32:14PM   

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Unfortunately this kind of damage doesn't really heal over time. Good to see that Chuck is thinking through his options carefully right now, though.

Post #2   7/5/09 8:11:40PM   

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It would be hard going out on consecutive loses,but Chuck can still hang his head high not have anything to be ashamed of,if he does decide to retire.

Post #3   7/5/09 9:30:32PM   

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i can almost guarantee that he'll have one fight before april 2010..

Post #4   7/5/09 9:33:32PM   

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i say have him be a coach on tuf 2010 he will fight in the summer

have the other coach be forrest or franklin

with this news i am dying now what main event dallas will get with franklin vs lidell now tossed out the window

Post #5   7/5/09 10:36:58PM   

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bring him back for a few superfights starting next summer

Post #6   7/7/09 4:46:39PM