Chuck Liddell Officially retires

January 2, 2011 17:00 by MMA Admin

The Iceman officially announced his retirement last Wednesday. Liddel, now 41 years old, struggled in the last few months to come to a decision. After being knocked out by Rich Franklin (his 3rd knockout in a row), Liddell said that he would take some time off. Liddell stated "if I can't compete with the best or if I'm not fighting for a title, then I have nothing to prove".

Despite his days in the UFC being over, Liddel will remain active in the UFC as the vice president of business development.

Liddell may still return

August 31, 2010 18:01 by MMA Admin

In a recent Q & A session at the UFC Fan expo Chuck Liddel said he hopes to make a decision in the next couple of months about his MMA future.

After his recent loss at the hands of Rich Franklin, Liddel hasn't fought for two months and says he hasn't been home much as he's been travelling. He said if he does come back it wont be for a one-off, as he only wants to fight the best and would only fight with the aim of winning the belt.

Liddel's recent loss was his third consecutive knockout defeat which took him to 1 win out of his last 5 fights. Dana White was clear that he feels Liddel should retire, but when asked what he would do if Liddel insisted on continuing fighting White said he may consider releasing the Iceman. This has fueled speculation that Liddel may fight in another organization, although Liddel has pointed out that if he decides to fight he'd prefer to stay in the UFC as he believes this is where the best competition is.

Ultimate Fighter this Sunday featuring Kyle Noke

March 31, 2010 02:36 by MMA Admin

Aussie MMA fighter Kyle Noke will be making his appearance on the highly popular Ultimate fighter this Sunday 4th April on Fuel TV. Noke, originally from Dubbo will be one of 12 fighters to compete on the middleweight roster for the chance to gain a permanent spot in the UFC.

The series will be coached by arch rivals Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddel, and promises fireworks.

Despite training with the talented fighters at Greg Jackson's camp, Noke still finds it hard being away from his girlfriend and family. Click here to read the full article

Chuck Liddell Considering a move to Heavyweight to face Randy Couture

November 26, 2008 00:00 by MMA Admin

A strong source has indicated to bloody elbow that Chuck Liddel is currently in negotiations to move up to the heavyweight class in an attempt to have another match with Randy Couture. If the fight goes ahead it will happen in Cologne, Germany on the 13th of June next year.

The UFC is keen to have Randy Couture on the card because he can speak German and would be useful for the promotion of the event. Despite his recent loss, couture appears to be uninterested in moving down to 205 where Forrest Griffin is champion and Wanderlei Silva is also a serious contender. Both fighters train at Xtreme Couture and are close friends of Couture. Chuck Liddell has mentioned that he is finding it harder to cut weight at his age, and he feels that with a win in the Heavyweight class he could be a contender. 

Liddell to Fight Shogun in UK on 7th June

February 19, 2008 00:11 by MMA Admin

According to MMA Weekly Chuck Liddell is set take on Mauricio Shogun Rua in a light heavyweight bout in June this year. As yet the location and event has not been decided, but the fight will be occuring in London, England.

Liddell is coming off a victory over Shogun's former teammate Wanderlei Silva. Shogun is looking for his first victory in the Octagon after his previous loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 76 in September of 2006.