FightersOnlyMagazine recently caught up with UFC President Dana White to talk about his good friend Chuck Liddell’s upcoming fight against Rich Franklin, and what would take place if Liddell comes out with another loss?
“Yes, and I think he will say the same thing, said White. 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,” White told us.
“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.”