Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > MMA Related > UFC

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-29-2010, 08:57 PM
VCURamFan's Avatar
VCURamFan VCURamFan is offline
MMA, VCU, & Doctor Who
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Basketball Capital of the World
Posts: 14,324
Send a message via AIM to VCURamFan
Default Chuck Liddell Retires from MMA, Accepts New Executive Position With UFC

Chuck Liddell has officially retired from MMA.

UFC president Dana White announced at Wednesday's UFC 125 press conference in Las Vegas that "The Iceman" was walking away from active competition to accept a position as the new UFC executive vice president of business development.

"I want to thank Frank [Fertitta], Lorenzo [Fertitta] and Dana [White] for everything they've done for me over the years and for the sport. Most of all, I want to thank my fans, my family," Liddell said before choking up.

"I love this sport and I'm excited going into a new stage in my life and keep promoting the best sport in the world and the sport I love. They're giving me the opportunity again to keep promoting and keep doing stuff now that I'm retired."

The 41-year-old Liddell ends his legendary career with a 21-8 record.

He made his MMA and UFC debut at UFC 17 on May 15, 1998, defeating Noe Hernandez via unanimous decision. After losing to Jeremy Horn at UFC 19, Liddell would go on to win his next 10 fights in a row before losing an interim light heavyweight title fight to Randy Couture at UFC 43.

Liddell finally captured the 205-pound title at UFC 52 in April 2005, defeating Couture in the second round. He would successfully defend the title four straight times before losing the belt to Quinton Jackson at UFC 71.

That loss marked the end of Liddell's dominance in the UFC, as he went 1-4 in his next five fights, including losing his most recent three fights in a row. Liddell's last fight will go down as a UFC 115 first round TKO loss to Rich Franklin.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:00 PM
Miss Foxy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Old news.. JB already told us!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:01 PM
VCURamFan's Avatar
VCURamFan VCURamFan is offline
MMA, VCU, & Doctor Who
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Basketball Capital of the World
Posts: 14,324
Send a message via AIM to VCURamFan
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Foxy View Post
Old news.. JB already told us!
Yeah, but his was only the cliff notes version.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:08 PM
hughesfan4life
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

chuck is and always will be a living legend!!!....one of my all time fave fighters,he deserves the best!.......f'em up chuck!.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:33 PM
J.B.'s Avatar
J.B. J.B. is offline
WAR CARDINALS!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Apache Juntion, AZ
Posts: 8,462
Default

My original take was actually slightly incorrect too...

I think Dana or somebody misspoke, because I was in the other room when it started and my buddy said that they said Lorenzo was retiring, then at the end Dana said that wasn't the case...

But I did watch Chuck almost cry...it was sad.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:28 PM
Llamafighter's Avatar
Llamafighter Llamafighter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Astoria, New York
Posts: 4,982
Default

Always will be one of my favorites. This sport is where it is today because of guys like Chuck, and Matt.
__________________
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain

[
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-29-2010, 10:31 PM
Llamafighter's Avatar
Llamafighter Llamafighter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Astoria, New York
Posts: 4,982
Default

Here's a vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Q0DoLCMxQ
__________________
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain

[
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-29-2010, 11:23 PM
bradwright
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

actually i'm glad Chuck retired and took a job with the UFC...he really had nothing left to prove.
good for you Chuck....
and good luck with your new career ! ! !
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-29-2010, 11:59 PM
Rochambeau
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It's quite nice to read this. He had an awesome run as champion, he's one of the best of all-time and he's a legend. Just fantastic to watch in his prime (and out of it).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-30-2010, 02:21 AM
Spiritwalker's Avatar
Spiritwalker Spiritwalker is offline
Matt-4; GJJ Black Belts-0
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gastonia NC
Posts: 4,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Llamafighter View Post
Always will be one of my favorites. This sport is where it is today because of guys like Chuck, and Matt.
Agreed!!!!

Gonna miss they guy in the cage!!!

Props to Dana and the Fertittas'
__________________
It is because you chose to get on the mat that makes you the winner. Think about how many people are not on that mat right now. - Luis Sucuri Togno
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.