September 24, 2007

By Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Suffering back-to-back loses for the first time in his illustrious mixed martial arts career has former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, Chuck Liddell, considering retirement.

During the post-fight press conference following UFC 76 Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif., Liddell was asked if the bout with Jardine was his last. The 38 year old answered, “I don’t know. I’ll think about it.”

Liddell is one of the biggest names and recognizable figures in mixed martial arts. Known for his trademark mohawk and devastating punching power, Liddell’s career has produced countless highlight reel knockouts.

Liddell’s retirement would mark the end of an era, and a changing of the guard in the UFC from the pre-TUF to the new tough.

Considering retirement and retirement are two different things. It remains to be seen if Liddell will actually walk away. Even if a retirement is announced, Randy Couture has shown us retirement doesn’t necessarily mean forever.