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6/9/10 6:16 PM
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Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell was urged to retire by UFC president Dana White after his last loss, but White in the end relented and offered him one more shot - as long as he would agree to cut out his partying and nightclubbing and get serious about training.

Fighters Only spoke to the UFC president yesterday and asked if a loss this weekend against Rich Franklin will mean the end of the road of Liddell, the former light-heavyweight champion.

“Yes, and I think he will say the same thing. But let me tell you what the difference is - the difference before, when I wanted him retired,  was that he wasn’t doing the right thing. He was out partying every night and doing the wrong thing not the right thing.  He wasn’t living the life of a professional athlete."

“He and I sat down and talked and I will tell you what, he has kept his word. He has been phenomenal shape since the beginning of The Ultimate Fighter and it will be interesting to see how he does. Because Rick Franklin is tough, he is no joke. He had that war with Dan Henderson that many people believe he won, he had the war with Wanderlei Silva - he has fought all the best in the world.”

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BUT, if Liddell  wins...

"You know what I was thinking about doing, I was thinking about it could possibly him and Forrest too. So the winner of Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell could fight Forrest Griffin."

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6/9/10 6:19 PM
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 I think it should depend on how Chuck loses.  If it's a brutal KO that would be different than a close decision loss. 
6/9/10 6:26 PM
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 If Couture is still losing then why should Chuck not have the option to lose?
6/9/10 6:26 PM
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Coker get on this asap!!!
6/9/10 6:26 PM
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He won't go anywhere else.
6/9/10 6:32 PM
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Couture is on a losing streak?
6/9/10 6:32 PM
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Dana is just raising the stakes for marketing purposes.

The decision should be made after the fight not an ultimatum before hand.
6/9/10 6:33 PM
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ABE FROMAN
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RiehlDeal - Couture is on a losing streak?
No, but he's lost recently and apparantly can do so without anybody saying jack shit about it.
 
6/9/10 6:39 PM
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Yea, to Brock. What, four fights ago?
6/9/10 6:41 PM
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RiehlDeal - Yea, to Brock. What, four fights ago?
And to Nog directly afterwards, watch MMA much?

Anywho, Randy is like X years older too.
 
6/9/10 6:51 PM
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No, never watch.
6/9/10 6:51 PM
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Randy had the saving grace of being able to drop down in weight. Doing that just makes everyone forget about previous performances at a higher weight class because, "who cares. he lost to guys bigger than him."
6/9/10 6:54 PM
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now why wouldn't anyone believe this?

Dana White: Apr 19,2010
"He can still sell out shows and he can still sell pay-per-views, but he's done," said White,
6/9/10 6:55 PM
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 Way to put pressure on your "friend" homey.

What a fucking dick, seriously, just confirmes that Dana has never fought in his life, he just does not understand what a fighter goes through.

And that's exactly why PRIDE fights were exciting, they did not put the pressure on fighters, you could experiment, risk, fight. In the UFC you have to stay careful cause if you lose, you get cut.
6/9/10 6:56 PM
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There should be heavyweight and super heavyweight.
6/9/10 6:58 PM
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I think Dana is more concerned with Chuck's long term well being.
6/9/10 6:59 PM
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ABE FROMAN -  If Couture is still losing then why should Chuck not have the option to lose?

 Because Randy didn't get brutaly knocked out 3 times out of the 4 losses from his last 5 fights. 
6/9/10 7:03 PM
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Like to point out chucks loses were to top contenders....one has belt one challenging for it I would have to c how if he does lose
6/9/10 7:04 PM
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ABE FROMAN -  If Couture is still losing then why should Chuck not have the option to lose?

 Because Randy didn't get brutaly knocked out 3 times out of the 4 losses from his last 5 fights. 
Right....Randy goes on a 2 fight win streak and then loses repeatedly...he's done this same thing since 2002....and he's 47.
 
6/9/10 7:07 PM
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"The winner gets Forrest Griffin"

What kind of prize is that?
6/9/10 7:08 PM
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Abe Froman, step away from the keyboard.
6/9/10 7:10 PM
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"The winner gets Forrest Griffin" Especially if Chuck wins, it will do big PPV numbers.
6/9/10 7:12 PM
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" If Couture is still losing then why should Chuck not have the option to lose?"


Couture hasn't been KO'd like 5 times in a row
6/9/10 7:13 PM
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 what a great thing to say to your "friend" days before his fight...
6/9/10 7:14 PM
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RiehlDeal - "The winner gets Forrest Griffin" Especially if Chuck wins, it will do big PPV numbers.



Right. Sorry, sometimes I forget that's what it's all about now.

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