Liddell has lost four of his last five fight inside the cage. He still has one more fight left on his UFC contract, but Dana White has stated that he has no intention to ever letting Chuck fight again.
Owner of “The Pit” John Hackleman:
â€œNothing has been decided yet … We made a deal. Weâ€™re gonna go, probably this summer, to Hawaii and weâ€™re gonna sit on the beach and see if we can decide then. If not, thereâ€™s no rush. Heâ€™s not under a time crunch. Heâ€™ll decide when he wants to decide. And nobody else is gonna tell him.”
â€œChuck just loves to fight …. And if there could be another fight â€“- if he wants one â€“- and heâ€™s under contract (to the UFC), then weâ€™ll see what happens. If he has to go somewhere else to fight, weâ€™ll see what happens there. If we go sit on the beach and Chuck says, â€˜F–k it, Iâ€™m tired of this s–t, letâ€™s retire,â€™ then heâ€™ll just come teach here [The PIT]â€
â€œif he really wants to still fight, and I think itâ€™s in his heart, I donâ€™t think anyone, including Dana, should take his livelihood and his love away.â€
Dana White fires back and as usual makes things personal:
â€œObviously, John Hackleman didnâ€™t pay his house off yet. John Hackleman needs some money, because anybody who claims they care about Chuck Liddell even a little bit would not be making these f–king statements,â€
â€œHow many great, talented guys do you see coming out of John Hacklemanâ€™s place? … Heâ€™s no Greg Jackson. Heâ€™s no Mark DellaGrotte. Heâ€™s no American Top Team. Heâ€™s not one of the great camps. Chuck Liddell made him.â€