Former UFC light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell, recently went in for what many assumed to be his last fight, against Rich Franklin at UFC 115, and was looking better and stronger than he had in awhile.
Unfortunately for Liddell, his once notoriously strong chin, got tagged by Franklin and was the cause of his demise when “The Iceman” got knocked out cold.
Dana White had promised Liddell would be retiring even before this fight, and when he lost this last fight, everyone thought Liddell would finally give in….but he himself isn’t so sure.
“I’m still working on evaluating,” Liddell said. “I thought I did great before I was caught. I have to look at it some more and think about it. I think I looked good and I definitely was in great shape. I could have kept that pace up for another four rounds, without a doubt.”
“It’s hard to beat that [aggressiveness] out of me, because that’s who I am and that’s who I’ve been for a long, long time,” Liddell said. “People like watching me because of the way I fight, so it’s hard to get me not to fight that way.”
Liddell is still not committing to any big decisions just yet, and doesn’t want to retire any time soon.
“There’s a lot still to think about,” Liddell said. “I felt pretty good and I think showed I can compete. I’m not going to rush and I’ll do what I think is best. I’m just not at a point to make that decision yet.”