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Dana White on Chuck Liddell: 'A loss at UFC 115 would be the end'


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"Yes [a loss at UFC 115 would be the end of Chuck Liddell's career], and I think he will say the same thing. But let me tell you what the difference is - the difference before, when I wanted him retired,  was that he wasn't doing the right thing. He was out partying every night and doing the wrong thing not the right thing.  He wasn't living the life of a professional athlete... He and I sat down and talked and I will tell you what, he has kept his word. He has been phenomenal shape since the beginning of The Ultimate Fighter and it will be interesting to see how he does. Because Rick Franklin is tough, he is no joke. He had that war with Dan Henderson that many people believe he won, he had the war with Wanderlei Silva - he has fought all the best in the world."

Sound familiar? Well, that's because it is. But, Mr. White wants everyone to know that he isn't bluffing this time around. If Liddell loses this weekend at UFC 115 against Rich Franklin, that's a wrap. Dana points to the difference in "The Iceman's" approach the game for this fight as opposed to others in the past as the reason a defeat here, when Chuck's in the best possible shape he can be, would mark the end of his illustrious career. I think. I'm pretty sure. Maybe not. So, what say you? If Liddell goes down this Saturday night, does he live to fight again? Or, is Dana for real this time? Will he demand the end of one of the greatest MMA careers of all time? What are your thoughts?

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