Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell told SI.com that he is taking the year off to heal his brain:
“for at least a year or so, just to let my head rest….I haven’t personally made a decision one way or the other….Hopefully my brain can heal over time …. The shot last fight is something that normally wouldn’t hurt me. I think I need at least some time off from getting hit. I’m going to take time off sparring then. I’ll train still. Still gonna roll. I’ll probably do a little more jiu-jitsu than normal because I like it. It’s fun.”
Probably a good decision, take some time off, party with some strippers, then see where your at next year. The good news for all you Chuck fans, he still hasn’t ruled out a return to fighting.
Chuck Liddell was knocked out by Mauricio Shogun Rua at UFC 97, this was his third knockout in his last five fights.