Chuck Liddell, retirement was officially announced Wednesday at the UFC 125 press conference in Las Vegas. You could always count on 2 things. Over friendly Hooter Girls, and Chuck Liddell kickin' some butt in the ring.
Liddell is leaving us with some of the most entertaining, bone crushing memories in UFC history The crowning achievement for Zuffa and the UFC was TUF 1. Liddell was a coach on the show. The greatest trilogy the sport has ever seen went down between Liddell and Randy Couture (the other coach on TUF 1), one which Liddell kicked-dat'-azz by a score of 2-1.
There was that head kick on Renato “Babalu” Sobral at UFC 40, and that flurry he delivered on Tito Ortiz at UFC 47.
“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.”says Liddell.
Liddell was a leader that people in the UFC sport always seemed to have something good to say about. He was a big time fan favorite, and on top for a long time. He will be missed by many fans. He will stay a part of the UFC, we are going to miss you Chuck but the "Iceman" memory lives on!