Chuck Liddell at the age of 41 has just made his retirement official today at the UFC 125 post conference. Liddell will be hanging up his MMA gloves for a new position at the UFC as Vice President of Business Development at the UFC powerhouse.
“He’s now on level and on par with all the top executives,” UFC president Dana said during the conference.
An emotional Chuck Liddell also briefly addressed the press and fans with the note of this not being the end of Chuck Liddell in the UFC.
“I love this sport, and I’m ready for a new chapter in my career,” said Liddell.
The position was not a simple resolution to end Liddell’s career as the Cal Poly College alumni graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Management. That coupled with years of experience in the sport from its infancy makes Liddell a valid choice as Zuffa owner Loreno Fertitta put it.
“He’s seen this sport evolve from a very niche sport to … a worldwide sport,” UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said. “He’s going to be very involved.”
Liddell retires a soon to be legend with an impressive 21-8 record.