UFC president Dana White has been calling for former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell’s retirement for quite some time.
Following back-to-back knockout losses to Rashad Evans and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, White had declared that Liddell was done. “The Iceman” talked him into another shot in the Octagon. Liddell was unceremoniously knocked out by Rich Franklin at UFC 115, making that five losses in six fights, four of those losses by way of knockout.
White had seen enough. He calls Liddell his friend, and wanted his fried to hang up the gloves. Liddell finally agrees with him.
White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, at Wednesday’s UFC 125: Resolution prefight press conference, finally made Liddell’s retirement from fighting official, but surprised many by announcing him as a member of the company’s elite executive team.
Click on the video below to watch Chuck Liddell’s official UFC retirement announcement…