DFW: Liddell will never fight in the UFC again

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com

"He can not do it again," UFC President Dana White said shortly after a UFC 116 press conference. "It will not happen again. This is a guy I care about and respect and consider a friend."

"My problem isn't with Chuck Liddell getting in shape or any of that stuff. My problem is with Chuck's chin. Anybody who's been in the sport long enough knows you used to be able to hit him in the face with a crowbar and you couldn't even wobble him. And that's not the case anymore. It's not worth it to me."

"I guess if he asks me to release him, I'd release him. That's not what I want. But he'll never fight in the UFC again."

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donkypunch55 site profile image  

7/2/10 11:09 AM by donkypunch55

agreed, but then Dana couldn't capitalize on his "good guy" press as this thread demonstrates.

joe canada site profile image  

7/2/10 11:02 AM by joe canada

Am I the only one who thinks these kinds of issues are more respectfully handled between the principals and behind closed doors than through the press?

Monsters Ball site profile image  

7/2/10 11:01 AM by Monsters Ball

My thoughts also. Dana doesn't want Chuck walking around talking like Muhammed Ali. That's bad for business and makes it harder to get the sport legalized everywhere.

BigWilliam site profile image  

7/2/10 9:52 AM by BigWilliam

Does this mean that Dana will talk shit about Chuck when he is working for Strikeforce?

Carl Weathers site profile image  

7/2/10 9:52 AM by Carl Weathers

 This Dana would sooner hit Chuck in the face with that crowbar he mentioned to prove his point than to release him to fight in another org. Dana says the most unbelievable shit

Ramon Maroni site profile image  

7/2/10 9:50 AM by Ramon Maroni

release Chuck? The face of the UFC for the past 10 years? and possibly let Strikeforce get him, fucking dumb ass move by BLAF IMO

kungfugrip site profile image  

7/2/10 9:47 AM by kungfugrip

Chuck "Can you release me, strikeforce has a fight for me"Dana "Wanna headline UFC 122?"

Bixby site profile image  

7/2/10 9:43 AM by Bixby

Why would Chuck want to continue?He clearly isnt for tne UFC anymore. If I were Dana I might as well tell him you can go on but not in the UFC anymore.Be straight about it. If he comes back and decides he retires bring him back for commentary haha :D

FreakDaddy site profile image  

7/2/10 9:42 AM by FreakDaddy

I agree with LiveFromThe7x7 and Mma_Gawd in regards to Dana's heart being in the right place about Chuck. But, Chuck is a true fighter and it is going to be hard for him to stop. If Chuck fights ever again it should only be against guys like Ken Shamrock, Mark Coleman, or possibly Tito Ortiz: Master's Division type fights. I think he gets ass-raped if he goes to Strikeforce and fights their top guys, unless they have him fight Kimbo or Hershel Walker. I could see them signing Kimbo for this fight and it would draw huge.This is really a tough situation for Chuck. He is a warrior, but his health is a real concern here.

Lo No Ho Paura site profile image  

7/2/10 9:37 AM by Lo No Ho Paura

You just went full retard.