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UFC President still not keen on Liddell fighting

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UFC president Dana White’s stance on former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Chuck Liddell fighting again hasn’t changed. He still does not want to see his longtime friend competing in the Octagon again.

“The thing that everyone loves about Chuck Liddell was he’s a fighter. That guys loves to fight. And when you’re walking out in that arena and 16,000 people are going crazy and yelling your name and (expletive), it’s hard to walk away from. I get it, but you know, he doesn’t have to do it anymore. He doesn’t,” said White to the media following UFC 108 on Jan. 2.

Liddell will fight again despite White’s opposition, being named a coach on the eleventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter” pitted against his arch nemesis Tito Ortiz. But White would rather provide a position within the organization for Liddell that doesn’t entail fighting.

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Post #1   1/6/10 1:03:10PM   

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I'm torn, Chuck wants to fight so let him fight...BUT he does sound punchy and while Dana is ussually out for the money this time he's looking out for Chuck and his best intrest for the future.

Post #2   1/6/10 1:50:36PM   

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If he's fighting Tito, I don't see what Dana is worried about.

Post #3   1/6/10 4:55:40PM   

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Thats dumb. If Chuck wants 2 fight, let him fight. Wand is 1-5 in his last 6 fights and 3 of those losses are KTFO's (no wandy hate intended). But you dont see Dana trying to retire Wand or keep him from fighting.

Cmon Dana. Chuck got KOed from TOP 5 Competiion.. (Shogun = #1 205 contender) (Rampage = Top 5) (Rashad = Top 5).

Chuck could definitely still beat at least 60% of the division

Post #4   1/6/10 8:02:19PM