"I think [Liddell] had a problem. A lot of people go through addiction. I think his deal was he was an alcoholic. He loved to party. When you have all the money in the world and you can do what you want, no one tells you, 'No.' You're one of the baddest men on the Earth; no one tells you, 'No.' You can do what you want.' Thank God that (UFC president) Dana (White) gave [Liddell] an intervention, and he's sober now. He's been sober since November, and he looks like a different person. It's awesome. I'm proud of him – really proud of him ... I'm proud he's found sobriety. A lot of fighters, and a lot of people in general, don't do that. They fall off the face of the earth, and sometimes they'll find them in a hotel, dead, or behind a wheel, dead. Thank God Chuck isn't one of those guys. Thank God he found sobriety, and I'm proud of him – very proud of him."
Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 Coach Tito Ortiz (via Yahoo Sports) wipes his brow and gives big ups to the Lord Almighty for keeping opposing Coach and bitter rival Chuck Liddell alive during his alleged battle with alcoholism. Tito of course had two very high profile bouts with "The Iceman," dropping both by way of knockout. Is this another ploy to get inside Liddell's head as they square off one more time? Or is "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" sincere with his well wishes?