Chuck Liddell’s career in UFC is officially over

“He’ll never fight in the UFC again,” UFC President Dana White said. “Can Chuck Liddell still make money? Could I make money off of Chuck... More Below... Posted by on Jul 2nd, 2010 and filed under MMA, Sports, UFC.

“He’ll never fight in the UFC again,” UFC President Dana White said. “Can Chuck Liddell still make money? Could I make money off of Chuck Liddell? Yes. I don’t want that money. I don’t want to make that kind of money. I’m not interested in that.”

“The last time when were sitting down, and this guy is somebody that I care about and respect and consider a friend of mine, and he’s like, ‘Listen, I didn’t take it serious. I’m going to train for this one. I’m going to train like I’ve never trained before.’ We had that conversation, and he did. He kept his word, and he did everything like he said he would do. He looked phenomenal.

“My problem isn’t with Chuck Liddell’s getting in shape or any of that stuff. The problem is Chuck’s chin. Anybody who’s been in this sport long enough knows you used to be able to hit him in the face with a crowbar, and you couldn’t even wobble him. That’s not the case any more. It’s not worth it to me.”

White is to have dinner with the heavy-handed, former Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell, over his career as an MMA fighter.

The statements were similar to one White gave following Liddell’s UFC 97 loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. But despite White’s foregoing that Liddell was through at that time, the “Iceman” was able to convince White to give him one more shot inside the octagon.

“He won’t do it again,” White told MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com). “He cannot do it again. It will not happen again.”

Liddell has a kickboxing record of 20-2, with 16 wins by way of knock-out. His MMA record, its 21-8, 13 wins by way of knock-out, with the Iceman getting knocked-out 6 times in his 8 losses.