We all knew Chuck Liddell was living large after pseudo retiring following his loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 97. So, large UFC President Dana White called him out and put up some cash betting the Iceman he couldn’t slim down by mid-September.
“Did you see him in Philly? He was telling me he weighed 232 (pounds). He’s full of [expletive]. He looked like he weighed about 250,” White said. “I said, ‘You’ve got to weigh 214 (pounds) by [Sept. 15].’ So we’ve got a $10,000 bet that that’s what he’s got to weigh.” [Junkie]
With all the pressure of being on a nationally syndicated show “Dancing With The Stars” and winning Dana’s cash, the Iceman came through winning the bet.
“@DanaWhiteUFC 214 today have my money ready” [Chuck Liddell's Tweets]
Liddell will compete on the Ninth Season of Dancing With The Stars set to debut on September 21, 2009 on ABC.