Liddell hopes for four more fights, at least

by Adam Hill | source: lvrj.com
 

There is no shortage of pro athletes who have tried to compete at the highest levels long after their bodies were able. Chuck Liddell never wants to be listed as one of them.

Liddell is still one of MMA's biggest stars, but he has lost four of his last five fights and hasn't been in the Octagon since a knockout loss to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in April.

Liddell is fighting against the publicly stated wishes of Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White, who has repeatedly said he wants Liddell to retire from MMA.

"I miss fighting and I want to fight, so that's what I'm doing," Liddell said Monday, expressing a desire to prove he is still a viable fighter. "I'll keep arguing and (White) will keep arguing with me. I just have to show him that I can perform."

"I would like another fight and then I want another fight after," he said. "Hopefully, Dana's happy with my two wins and I get a shot at a contender and then a shot at a title. That's four fights and that's about as far forward as I've thought."

"I have to go out on my own, the way I want to go out. It has to be my decision," he said. "I'm not going to let fans or people that aren't that close to me and don't watch me train, don't see what I can still do, make that decision for me."

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MMArijuana site profile image  

1/27/10 11:45 AM by MMArijuana

The Kangaroo -  We will know right away whether he still has it. In his prime he wrecked Ortiz twice, if he struggles or losses to Ortiz now its time to hang them up. If Tito knocks Chuck out, I'M gonna retire!

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1/27/10 11:28 AM by Shawn Alan Harris

AWESOME!  Keep going Chuck.  Crush It! 

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1/27/10 8:22 AM by awilson82

 Not Bader imo thats a bad matchup for Chuck. Bader is probably one of the few guys who could take Chuck down and keep him there plus he has KO power and improving striking. Chuck would probably win but its a dangerous fight and they should build Bader up slowly.

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1/27/10 6:08 AM by Free Beer

i still want to see him fight crocop

taylork3 site profile image  

1/27/10 5:53 AM by taylork3

Agree that he should hang it up but still think there are a couple more interesting ones if he is going to fight, Bader, Forrest and Coleman to name a few

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1/27/10 4:01 AM by joe bruce

Hes earned the right to go out the way he wants to. His reign boosted the UFC into the mainstream and he still has alot of tools besides punching. If would rather wither away than jump ship thats his right, and people will still watch

Okkun site profile image  

1/27/10 3:34 AM by Okkun

I recall Tito tagging him quite a few times in their previous two fights, but since Tito doesn't have power, Chucks chin took care of it. Unfortunatley his chin isn't what it used to be. I wouldn't be all to surprised if Tito actually takes this. Unless ofcourse he has a bulging disc and a cracked skull.

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1/27/10 2:15 AM by all your son are disappoint to us

In my opinion, I don't feel it's so much age, as it is a combination of fighting mileage, and lack of motivation.He was on top of his game before fighting Rampage. After losing to Rampage, he hasn't been the same. He's looked awful. The longer you're at the top, the harder it is to climb back up after being dethroned. It's just one of those things.and he is completely ignorent and refuses to change his gameplan,use his other tools and still thinks he is going to knock people out.hackleman has got to be the worst mma trainer out there,is there any other successful fighters from the pit?

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1/27/10 2:08 AM by Ryder

In my opinion, I don't feel it's so much age, as it is a combination of fighting mileage, and lack of motivation.He was on top of his game before fighting Rampage. After losing to Rampage, he hasn't been the same. He's looked awful. The longer you're at the top, the harder it is to climb back up after being dethroned. It's just one of those things.

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1/27/10 2:08 AM by Ryder

In my opinion, I don't feel it's so much age, as it is a combination of fighting mileage, and lack of motivation.He was on top of his game before fighting Rampage. After losing to Rampage, he hasn't been the same. He's looked awful. The longer you're at the top, the harder it is to climb back up after being dethroned. It's just one of those things.