Take a look back at Chuck Liddell’s legendary career: the UFC’s first superstar

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Chuck Liddell connected, with knockout punches and with fans around the world, like no UFC fighter before him, and became the UFC’s first true crossover superstar.

Take a look back at “the Iceman,” who finished his career as an instant UFC Hall of Famer and the record for most knockouts in UFC light heavyweight history. Liddell’s rivalries included Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture, and he was the fight chosen by UFC president Dana White to represent the company in Pride FC’s grand prix.

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