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Chuck Liddell Talks About How Tough It Was to Retire

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Liddell said the decision was one of the hardest ones he ever had to make and that he realized it was time to hang up the gloves when he could no longer take a punch like he used to in spite of being in the best shape of his career and as ready for his last fight with Rich Franklin as he was for any in his career. According to “The Icemen” although he wishes things played out differently, he has no regrets and he went out swinging.

“I went out the way I fought. I fought my way. People say I should have changed and I should have tried to wrestle more,” the UFC VP of business development explained. “I went out my way. I went out the way that I fight. I went out on my shield. That’s it. Done.”

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Post #1   5/17/11 2:41:27PM   

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I give all the props in the world to The Iceman. One of the only true "fighters" to step in the octagon. Didn't care who or when, as long as he had a chance to punch them in the face. Gotta love his passion for the sport.

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Spoken like a true gamer, that is how we'll all remember Chuck's career.

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Even retiring when he did, Liddell was still fairly competitive in his losing efforts. Take the Franklin fight for example. He was putting a pretty good hurting on Ace, he even broke his arm! I guess he just took too many shots over time, and after a while, all it took was that one good one.

Forget about that though. Chuck will be remembered by myself and many others as a true legend of the sport. He was the "Iceman" for a reason, and a real BAMF. I'll always remember him after he defeated Couture for a second time, ending their trilogy. You can't undo what he's done in this sport.

Post #4   5/17/11 8:05:22PM