Liddell not about to let retirement cross his mind
After losing to Quinton Jackson, there were whispers that Chuck Liddell may be on the downslide. After his loss to Keith Jardine, he was all but written off. So has the Iceman let talk of his demise get to his head?
When Chuck Liddell lost a decision to "The Ultimate Fighter" alumnus Keith Jardine on Sept. 22 at UFC 76, the queries came at him like, well, Jardine leg strikes. The questions piled on, but Liddell fielded them as calmly as he did Jardine's kick assault to his left thigh.He didn't wince or weep. One could only imagine how curt Matt Hughes would get with the press if he was coming off two losses, and was contemplating his standing in the sport, and pondering how much time he had left as an active fighter. But Liddell (20-5) fields the questions ("Are you too old?" "Do you still have the desire?" "Did you live the high life too much and not take training seriously?") with a remarkable level of restraint.
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