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Chuck Liddell Uncertain About Future

Virtually everyone thinks Chuck Liddell should retire, including his longtime trainer John Hackleman. Chuck? Eh, he’s not so sure.

“I’m still working on evaluating,” Liddell said. “I thought I did great before I was caught. I have to look at it some more and think about it. I think I looked good and I definitely was in great shape. I could have kept that pace up for another four rounds, without a doubt.”

“It’s hard to beat that [aggressiveness] out of me, because that’s who I am and that’s who I’ve been for a long, long time,” Liddell said. “People like watching me because of the way I fight, so it’s hard to get me not to fight that way.”

“There’s a lot still to think about,” Liddell said. “I felt pretty good and I think showed I can compete. I’m not going to rush and I’ll do what I think is best. I’m just not at a point to make that decision yet.”

That doesn’t sound like a man who’s ready to retire to me. Notice the familiar phrases: “I can compete,” and “I was caught.” If you paid attention to Chuck’s career in the past few years, I’m sure you can see where this is going.

On a side note, Chuck was in Vegas tonight for the TUF 11 Finale, sporting a black eye and a swollen lip. So was Rich Franklin, who coached on TUF 11 for all of a week. The coach Rich replaced? He says he wasn’t invited. Burn.

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