Chuck Liddell “It’s like if you’re a kid and your parents don’t get along”

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Chuck Liddell:

“It’s like if you’re a kid and your parents don’t get along,” he said. “They both called me up and talked to me, and they both love me and have my best interests at heart. I love both guys, and I’m not going to take sides. “They’ve never liked each other. But they’ve always kept it quiet out of respect for me. Now that it’s going back and forth, it’s been blown way out of proportion.” [Yahoo]

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is caught in the middle of his trainer John Hackleman, who want Liddell to make the decision to retire, when the time is right and UFC President Dana White, who has publicly stated that Chuck Liddell will never fight again for the UFC or anyone else.

A soon to be forty Chuck Liddell has been knocked out in three of his last five fights. Is it time for the “Iceman” to hang up the gloves for good? Let us know in our reader poll.

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  1. Its up to chuck and olny chuck to desice whatever he does..

    Chuch vs Coleman would be a easy fight for chuck and then he should retire ha

  2. PoppyNick says:

    I agree it is up to Chuck….Dana should just shut his fucking mouth though and be professional. He like a teenager who thinks it's still cool to cuss on TV and talk tough behind his money and the camera. He is a fucking PUKE!!!!

  3. ha

    ha

  4. tom I think you are on to something. Chuck has one more fight on his contract and coleman should have retired after fedor beat him down. They could both have their last match against each other in a "hall of fame" match. Chuck would go out with a win. But dana proly wouldn't let it happen so he can keep chuck under contract –which sucks.

  5. It is obviously up to Chuck. It's like Lorenzo Fertita deciding now that Dana must retire. Nobody should decide when somebody else should be retiring. This reminds me of Evander Holyfield in boxing. where he is getting his ass beat in the ring because of his old ass, and the commission won't re-license his fights for fear of his safety. Chuck is definitively at the end of his career, but if he wants to fight 1 or 2 retirement fights, then that's fine.

  6. dana won't let chuck fight his last fight or chuck would be free, not that he wants to go some where else its just dana if he lets chuck fight again you will see a new contract first to make sure chuck is locked up.i think he wants chuck to retire so he doesn't have to give him a new contract.

  7. thedude says:

    dude i agree with all of you about how its chucks decision but seriously you have to agree with danas point. chuck is done. he cant win against top quality anymore. if you put him in a match against coleman or someother nobody thats just pathetic. thats not good for mma or chuck liddell, especially if he lost. honestly when was the last time chuck knocked someone out, was it randy. and how old was randy.

  8. dane drebin says:

    maybe chuck cant beat the top 5 in the division but he is still dangerous and could beat a lot of good fighters so long as they arent elite strikers. Chuck would still fuck up the grapplers in the division like hamill, coleman, and obrien. if ur gunna let coleman fight and ken shamrock fight as long as they let ken fight than chuck should still be able to fight. just give chuck a guy whos not in the top ten for a fight is that so bad?

  9. i think that if chuck wants to fight he will fight. I've never had a real dislike to dana until now. after seeing him on espn 60 tonight i dont care for him at all. i think chucks style needs to change and i agree he shouldnt fight top 5-10 for a while. he has no confidence and i think that is getting to him while he is in there. maybe a weight change to 185 will help him too. there is not much comp. there except the obvious anderson silva. all and all its his career and he was the truck that pulled ufc to the top.

  10. dane drebin says:

    chuck walks around at near 240 he's one of the biggest light heavies out there at this age theres no way hes gunna try to cut to 185

  11. i have seen all of my older heroes lose but i think its more of a loss of true dedication and desire after

    countless fights than a loss of speed,strength and

    skill.

  12. chinesewheelbarrowin says:

    naw dawg it cuz they are old erbody get old G

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