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Chuck Liddell Retirement Is Still In The Evaluation Phase
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The problem is that despite his head trainer and best friend (and boss) telling him he's done, Liddell isn't quite ready to give up fighting. Yet. "I’m still working on evaluating. I thought I did great before I was caught. I have to look at it some more and think about it. I think I looked good and I definitely was in great shape. I could have kept that pace up for another four rounds, without a doubt.... It’s hard to beat that [aggressiveness] out of me, because that’s who I am and that’s who I’ve been for a long, long time. People like watching me because of the way I fight, so it’s hard to get me not to fight that way. There’s a lot still to think about. I felt pretty good and I think showed I can compete. I’m not going to rush and I’ll do what I think is best. I’m just not at a point to make that decision yet."


Post #1   6/20/10 4:07:32PM   

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Just Retire

Post #2   6/20/10 5:01:20PM   

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I don't blame him for noting wanting to leave. He's given a lot of years and some of his health to the sport. He's done as a contender but if he wants to stick around I say he's earned it. No one has the right to tell him otherwise, his boss and trainer included. If he wants fight he can find a new promotion and trainer if he has the itch bad enough.

Post #3   6/20/10 5:49:35PM   

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My cat is sort of giving me new perspective on this entire matter. No matter how many times I punish him for doing certain things; i.e., jumping on the kitchen table, chewing on his sister's neck, clawing the couch, etc..he just keep on doing them because that's what cats do. I'm not gonna be able to change him, he's always going to do those things.

That being said, I don't think anyone is going to be able to change what Chuck wants to do at this stage in his life. He's going to do it, regardless. Whether it's in the UFC or another organization. I am the same way. I do what I want usually, despite what others tell me. So, Chuck, do whatever you want. You're the only one that has to live with the consequences.

Post #4   6/20/10 5:49:48PM   

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I really hope he just hangs it up . . . .

Post #5   6/20/10 5:56:47PM   

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in the end its his decision and no one on this board can tell him he's foolish for not retiring because youre not in his shoes.

That being said I hope he retires before serious brain damage occurs if it hasn't already.

Post #6   6/20/10 6:38:15PM   

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I would be so happy if Chuck went to SF and had a huge comeback where he fights smart etc. and wins the belt from "king mo", than he could say in your face to the haters. Chuck fights all the best guys, its not like he lost to no bodys. I think He has been affected by fighting but if he wants to do it still he shouldnt be forced into retiremnet.

Post #7   6/20/10 6:55:49PM   

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that would make strikeforce look TERRIBLE though

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"I could have kept that pace up for another four rounds, without a doubt..."

four? that won't be necessary

i think they'll do the tito fight at some point but it's very tough to watch chuck getting repeatedly koed.

Post #9   6/20/10 9:07:03PM   

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I changed my favorite fighter in my profile on the Sunday after the fight from Chuck to "Still Chuck." I love the guy, he is the initial reason I was turned onto the sport several years ago and I hate to see him continuously get ktfo. That being said I think they should do the Tito fight and then, win, lose, or draw, Chuck should call it quits. He did look good in that fight and I realize it didn't look like a huge shot that put Chuck out but he got hit on the chin and if anybody remembers the Nate Quarry fight Rich has hard hands too, not to mention the fact that Chuck hurt Rich, I really felt like Chuck looked good until he got overagressive and tagged. I'm not saying he isn't damaged or can still take as good of a shot as he did before the Rampage fight, but he is still a good fighter. I wish they could have given the guy a tune up fight of sorts but I would imagine everybody (Self included) would have not been as intrigued to see him fight Bader or Rodney Wallace. Although I will say the Bader fight would be scary to watch considering the way his chin has fallen off. Nonetheless I'm sad to see the guy keep losing watching that fight for me felt like watching superman die, but I still wouldn't tell him to his face that he can't take a shot. I hope he stays healthy in whatever his decision is.

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just retire dude
your pulling a JENS!!!!!

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Posted by prozacnation1978

just retire dude
your pulling a JENS!!!!!

c'mon, jens was just pulling a ken shamrock

Post #12   6/20/10 10:13:44PM   

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Negative props to the both of you!! For shame!!!
Seriously I still stick with my initial response to the situation....let him give us one last higlight KO real of Tito before he rides off into the sunset. It would be the perfect way to retire Chuck Liddel!!

Last edited 6/20/10 11:00PM by jae_1833
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Post #13   6/20/10 10:54:59PM   

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Being in shape doesnt fix having a battered brain and chin. Quite honestly, the punch Franklin hit him with would not have knocked him out back in 06'. He'll end up like Muhammed Ali if he isnt careful.

BTW im a huge Chuck fan, and thats why I want him to hang it up before he gets killed in the ring. Getting hit in the head when your punch drunk is very very very serious.

Post #14   6/20/10 11:09:47PM   

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Muhammad Ali kept his chin for his entire career.

BJ Penn beat Frankie Edgar more times than Benson Henderson beat Frankie Edgar.

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