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UFC Quick Quote: Chuck Liddell will be released if he doesn't retire


"He can not do it again. It will not happen again. This is a guy I care about and respect and consider a friend.... Anybody who's been in the sport long enough knows you used to be able to hit him in the face with a crowbar and you couldn't even wobble him. And that's not the case anymore. It's not worth it to me..... I guess if he asks me to release him, I'd release him. That's not what I want. But he'll never fight in the UFC again."

-- UFC President Dana White once again retires his long-time friend, former box office draw and light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell, following his third straight (technical) knockout loss. White argues (via that Father Time has likely finally caught up to 40-year-old Hall of Famer, saying that no matter what he does in the gym, or no longer does outside of it, his legendary iron chin simply can't hold up. Liddell, meanwhile, has refused to call it quits in recent post-UFC 115 interviews. He feels that he can still compete at the highest level despite losing five of his last six bouts. Perhaps he feels he can convince White to give him one more shot before hanging up the gloves, but he'll likely meet way more resistance than after his loss to Shogun Rua. Will White stick to his guns this time around or is it déjà vu all over again? Anyone interested in seeing the "Iceman" throw leather under a different banner, perhaps one closer to home in San Jose?

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