The UFC has made an official statement on the status of Chuck Liddell. They have confirmed Chuck Liddell sustained a torn hamstring during training last week and will not be fighting at UFC 85 in London on June 7. Apparently, Chuck wanted to fight despite his injury. Said Dana White:
“Unfortunately, Chuck Liddell tore his right hamstring during training last week, and being the warrior that he is, he still wanted to fight, which is the reason why everyone in the world loves him. But I wouldn’t let anyone fight with his leg looking that way. Let him heal and come back and fight when he is 100 percent.”
If the simple relaying of the injury wasn’t enough, the picture the UFC posted in the article certainly confirms the severity of the torn hamstring.
Dana White also commented on the state of the card now that the main event has been cancelled.
“We’re adding fights to the card and rearranging it so the UK fans won’t have to worry, we’ll still be bringing an amazing card to London and the O2 Arena. The UFC® always delivers.”
Best wishes to Chuck on his recovery.