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5/9/13 10:41 PM
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Liddell: Go knock him out, finish the fight.

 

Chuck Liddell was one of the most feared strikers in the UFC during his prime and fought with a mostly finish or be finished attitude. Now retired, Liddell is a senior VP at Zuffa and has solid advice for the current crop of fighters who seem to be content with just winning:

“I’d really have to talk to the guys to see if that’s really what they’re doing” he says. “I see it like guys are trying a lot more to just get their win so they can get their next fight. When we were doing it, it was a lot more about just going out and fighting. I hate hearing in a UFC corner ‘you won the first four rounds, just stay away from him this round.’”

That approach, he says, makes sense from a coaching standpoint, but isn’t really the kind of fight he wants to see.

“The guy doesn’t have a knockout punch, hasn’t taken you down the whole fight, why do you have to go be afraid of him?” Liddell said. “Go out and win! Make it exciting, go knock him out, finish the fight.”

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5/9/13 10:45 PM
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ChokeEmOut -  It's a catch 22, one that the UFC has created and encouraged through their bullshit cutting of fighters Phone Post

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5/9/13 10:47 PM
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ChokeEmOut - It's a catch 22, one that the UFC has created and encouraged through their bullshit cutting of fighters Phone Post
Boom baby

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5/9/13 10:49 PM
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Couldn't agree more, chuck! Phone Post 3.0
5/9/13 10:50 PM
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ChokeEmOut - It's a catch 22, one that the UFC has created and encouraged through their bullshit cutting of fighters Phone Post
Zing! Yahtzee! Phone Post 3.0
5/9/13 10:52 PM
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Yep, the UFC has put the fear of god in these fighters over getting their next win. They don't employ career fighters, you either win all your fights or you are absolute fireworks every time you step into the ring. 

No middle ground.

You think any fighter is willing to risk their family's next meal?

 

 

5/9/13 10:53 PM
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ChokeEmOut - It's a catch 22, one that the UFC has created and encouraged through their bullshit cutting of fighters Phone Post
Who got cut after knocking peolple out? Phone Post
5/9/13 10:54 PM
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ChokeEmOut - It's a catch 22, one that the UFC has created and encouraged through their bullshit cutting of fighters Phone Post
Phone Post 3.0
5/9/13 10:55 PM
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Double edged sword.
5/9/13 10:57 PM
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What an OG...and no not that other site... Phone Post 3.0
5/9/13 10:57 PM
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It's the UFCs fault for cutting fighters who lose? No, it's the scoring system and the garbage judging, that's the problem. It is exploitable to fight super safe and win. Didn't the Fitch cut prove that being exciting is more job security than winning by points? Didn't Garcia being around as long as he did also do this?
5/9/13 10:58 PM
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Double edged dildo
5/9/13 11:00 PM
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I_Bungalo_Baboo_Babies -
ChokeEmOut - It's a catch 22, one that the UFC has created and encouraged through their bullshit cutting of fighters Phone Post
Boom baby

-Marcus Fenix Phone Post
VTFU Phone Post 3.0
5/9/13 11:02 PM
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ABE FROMAN -

Yep, the UFC has put the fear of god in these fighters over getting their next win. They don't employ career fighters, you either win all your fights or you are absolute fireworks every time you step into the ring. 

No middle ground.

You think any fighter is willing to risk their family's next meal?

 

 

Yea and I hate how they have their favorites and guys they don't like but can't fire yet lol.... Oh well it's a business I suppose that's how it goes Phone Post 3.0
5/9/13 11:02 PM
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I love Chuck, but if he took fewer punches, his speech would be a lot clearer. I don't think he's the best to give advice about standing and banging.
5/9/13 11:06 PM
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Ministry of Truth - I love Chuck, but if he took fewer punches, his speech would be a lot clearer. I don't think he's the best to give advice about standing and banging.

i disagree, i think he is the best to give advice about standing and banging.


He's right, we need to do our fuckin job better. I know i will in my next fight thats for sure.
5/9/13 11:15 PM
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nice to see an active fighter agree with this
5/9/13 11:16 PM
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I love me some chuck! I have this down my pants as we speak

5/9/13 11:18 PM
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The biggest draw in MMA right now is a guy whose entire camp, gameplan, diet & nutrition program, etc. is basically boiled down to a science and designed specifically to take advantage of the 10-9 must system/unified rules style of MMA. You land the jab to set up the takedown, get the takedown to seal the round, stay on top, wait for the bell, rinse repeat X5.
5/9/13 11:21 PM
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Kick Boxe -
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Yep. Phone Post
5/9/13 11:22 PM
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UGCTT_UncleCreepy - 
Ministry of Truth - I love Chuck, but if he took fewer punches, his speech would be a lot clearer. I don't think he's the best to give advice about standing and banging.

i disagree, i think he is the best to give advice about standing and banging.


He's right, we need to do our fuckin job better. I know i will in my next fight thats for sure.

You fight hard as fuck. You're fighting some of the best p4p guys every time out & laying it on the line. I doubt he's talking about you or any of the flyweights for that matter.
5/9/13 11:22 PM
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UGCTT_UncleCreepy - 
Ministry of Truth - I love Chuck, but if he took fewer punches, his speech would be a lot clearer. I don't think he's the best to give advice about standing and banging.

i disagree, i think he is the best to give advice about standing and banging.


He's right, we need to do our fuckin job better. I know i will in my next fight thats for sure.

i mean its fucking awesome to financially set up your family for life.

on the flip side, it is a tragedy to degrade your communication with them, or even worse to shorten your lifetime.

perhaps the real question is
are you a martial artist or a cagefighter?
5/9/13 11:27 PM
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KimboByGhettoplex - 
UGCTT_UncleCreepy - 
Ministry of Truth - I love Chuck, but if he took fewer punches, his speech would be a lot clearer. I don't think he's the best to give advice about standing and banging.

i disagree, i think he is the best to give advice about standing and banging.


He's right, we need to do our fuckin job better. I know i will in my next fight thats for sure.

You fight hard as fuck. You're fighting some of the best p4p guys every time out & laying it on the line. I doubt he's talking about you or any of the flyweights for that matter.

thanks man i really appreciate that.
5/9/13 11:32 PM
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UGCTT_UncleCreepy - 
Ministry of Truth - I love Chuck, but if he took fewer punches, his speech would be a lot clearer. I don't think he's the best to give advice about standing and banging.

i disagree, i think he is the best to give advice about standing and banging.


He's right, we need to do our fuckin job better. I know i will in my next fight thats for sure.

Get em Creepy!

5/10/13 12:10 AM
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UGCTT_FryedTakayama - 
UGCTT_UncleCreepy - 
Ministry of Truth - I love Chuck, but if he took fewer punches, his speech would be a lot clearer. I don't think he's the best to give advice about standing and banging.

i disagree, i think he is the best to give advice about standing and banging.


He's right, we need to do our fuckin job better. I know i will in my next fight thats for sure.

Get em Creepy!


will do!