UFC 97: Dana White Puts Chuck Liddell In Check

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UFC legend Chuck “The Icaman” Liddell (21-5) needs a big showing at UFC 97, to stay relevant in UFC President Dana Whites eyes.

“I’ve made it very clear to Chuck. Very clear … It’s not about money, it’s not about this, that. Chuck is one of my good friends. Chuck (has) cemented his legacy in the UFC and in the fight game. I’m not even saying if he wins, unless he looks incredibly impressive (in Montreal) – I mean, he’s going to have to go out there and dazzle me, for me to want Chuck to still fight.”

“I love him, and I don’t want to see what I saw [UFC 88] in his last fight ever again,”

Losing 3 of his last 4 fights in the UFC and showing little to no improvement in fighting style, Chuck Liddell is going to have to make an example of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 97 if he wants to even be a factor in the UFC light heavyweight division.