Thursday, December 30, 2010

the Legendary Iceman Retires

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Chuck Liddell, the UFC Hall of Fame light heavyweight champion, announced Wednesday that he is officially retiring from the sport, according to a statement published on UFC’s website.  Known as “The Iceman,” Liddell was the face of the UFC for a number of years and was one of the most dominant fighters at the time. Liddell made a brief announcement of his decision in Las Vegas. "I've been fighting for a long time," he said, according to ESPN. "I talked to my family and friends about it. In this last fight, it seemed I wasn't able to take a shot like I used to. And I just haven't been able to put together wins.” The 41-year-old fighter's last match was on June 12 against Rich Franklin, who knocked him out. It marked the third knockout in a row that the superstar had. "If I can't compete with the best or if I'm not fighting for a title, then I have nothing to prove,” he told the sports news agency. full story

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