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Glazer: The ‘Iceman’ Was Way More Nervous Before Dancing Than Fighting

Chuck Liddell On DWTS

Chuck Liddell is known as the “Iceman” for one simple reason, he doesn’t get nervous before he fights.

Ironically, that’s not the case at all with dancing. Chuck’s buddy, Jay Glazer, takes us behind-the-scenes at Chuck’s DWTS debut.

The funniest part of opening night? Liddell was WAY more nervous than before any other fight he’s ever had. He was absolutely petrified beforehand. He told me afterward that it was the most difficult thing he’s ever done in his life.

Seriously, I’ve never even seen Chuck nervous before. For his MMA fights, either he’s excited to go punch someone or he flat-out doesn’t care. But he was back there in his trailer and backstage, slapping his arms and legs and stuff. People were looking at him like, “What’s wrong with this dude?”

Even Donny Osmond hit him (YES, DONNY OSMOND HIT CHUCK LIDDELL!!!) four different times during the night. I kept saying, “Chuck, hit him back, dude!”

He just said “Naw” but was complaining that Donny kept going after him … almost like, “MOMMMM, DONNY’S HITTING MEEEEEE!!!”, saying he can’t hit poor Donny back. But really, how many chances do you get to hit Donny Osmond?

You don’t and I’m quite certain I would pay to see it.

Glazer also let us in on another secret. You’ll never guess who is an excellent dancer, well, at least in Glazer’s opinion. Randy Couture!

Of all my friends, the best dancer by far is Randy Couture. I am not kidding either. The dude can DANCE — he’s Solid Gold meets circus freak. He can go like crazy, and when he does you can’t help but just stare at him. For a 46-year-old white man, Randy can freestyle his butt off. The only thing is that he makes this stupid face, with his gums tucked in and a goofy smile. You know me, I like to make fun of my friends as much as possible, but I can’t with Randy’s dancing — but I can always make fun of “The Face.”

Never in a million years would I have guessed that. Michael Irvin said the only reason he went on DWTS was to beat Jerry Rice. Once Randy finally retires will he go on DWTS to beat Chuck?


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