Chuck Liddell Giving Up Fighting For A Business Suit?



After getting knocked out in the first round by Mauricio Shogun Rua at UFC 97, Chuck Liddell will have some decisions to make on his future as a fighter. UFC President Dana White, has his own plans for his friend and confidant. He plans to have Chuck become part of the UFC working class by offering him a role as a lobbyist-spokesman for he UFC.

“He’s not just going to get a paycheck … I want him to play a role in this [company] and actually come in and work and do something. I’m going to give him a real job.”

“I think he’d be great to go out there to talk to legislators and go into these other countries and help us get these [shows] open”

“He’ll always be a part of the UFC,” [MMAJunkie]

Can you really imagine Chuck Liddell putting on a suit and working a 9-5 for the UFC?


  1. CODY

    April 20, 2009 at 2:45 am

    if chuck liddell goes ufc is not going to be the same give hime another couple fights

  2. Miko

    April 20, 2009 at 2:51 am

    Cody, the UFC will do just fine.

    They'll just find someone else to turn into a superstar.

    If Brock lesnar beats Frank Mir they'll make it like Brock is the second coming.

    Also, I just cant see chuck in a suit convincing anyone that the ufc is a good idea. Every time chuck does an interview he clams up and isn't exactly the most articulate guy I've ever seen.

  3. mike

    April 20, 2009 at 3:44 am

    have you guys heard about that movie "never surrender" that is coming out on april 28th with BJ, GSP and SILVA? It's going to be sick!

  4. DJ

    April 20, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Mike that movie was freakin terrible… well what I was able to force myself to watch of it. It features some of the lamest "street" fighting scenes and dialog I have ever experienced. I couldn't sit through it and turned it off 15 minutes or so in. To see BJ Penn and Rampage "punch" and miss by like 2 feet while the dudes still go flying, it was simply absurd. Don't get me wrong, cheesy action flicks are ok, but to see genuine world-class fighters who could rip these guys heads off IRL acting all silly and fake, it just hurt to watch. Even my girlfriend seeing GSP prancing around the mansion shirtless didn't get her interested. It was just pointless.

    However if seeing your fav fighters in any movie is your idea of fun then maybe you would find it enjoyable. Just consider yourself warned. Dare I say it was even worse (if that's possible) than Cyborg Soldier. At least with Cyborg Soldier I was able to uncomfortably sit through the entire movie.

    *back on topic*

    As for Chuck, there's no shame in retiring. He's had a long and successful career. He deserves to ride it out on easy street from here on in if that's what he wants. I just don't to see him continue fighting and losing just to try to prove that he can still scrap in the ring. Either way, I wish him the best.

  5. Nichole Lesniak

    April 20, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Chuck an ambassador? Has Dana heard Chuck speak?

  6. dude

    May 9, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I would be offended if someone tried to patronize me like that, the decision should be his. Im sure Chuck would get a big audience from both his fans and haters who want him to fall so that wouldnt be a problem.

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