Yesterday, one of the weirdest videos I’ve ever seen (find myself saying that a lot blogging about this sport) surfaced on the net. Chuck Liddell and his his girlfriend, Heidi Northcott (same girl who dated Jose Canseco and accompanied him to his DREAM fight against Hong Man Choi) were videotaped working out in their b-day suits by what seemed to be a heavy-breathing peeping tom.
It turns out the there is a semi-reasonable explanation for it though. Take note of Chuck and Heidi’s shoes. They’re both wearing Reebok ZigTechs, which Chuck endorses. According to multiple reports, the video was nothing more than a viral video ad campaign crafted by Reebok’s marketing department. It definitely makes it much less creepy, but still, that’s a pretty ballsy move (no pun intended) for a respected company like Reebok, especially in the wake of the whole Erin Andrews peephole video (though hers was worse since it was real and wasn’t censored). That said, it worked. It made Jimmy Kimmel Live and everyone is talking about it.
On a semi-related note, Jake Shields says Chuck is more motivated than ever to kick Tito’s ass and make another run in the light heavyweight division.
“I haven’t seen him this motivated since years ago when I first met him,” Shields said when appearing on MMAWeekly Radio recently. “He’s like a whole new Chuck. I think a lot of people are counting him out, being like, ‘oh, Chuck needs to retire,’ but the way Chuck’s looking right now, I wouldn’t want to fight him.”
“I think it’s a combination of Tito pissing him off, and the fans counting him out saying he should retire,” Shields commented about Liddell’s return. “I think Chuck’s got another run in him.”
“He is going to beat the living crap out of Tito. Chuck truly does not like Tito. He just runs his mouth and pops off, tries looking funny on TV, but I’ve never seen Chuck so motivated in my life,” Shields stated. “He really wants to beat the crap out of Tito. People are going to be surprised at the beating they’re going to see. They’re going to be like, ‘wow, Chuck’s back.’”
Oh, and check out Chuck from his bouncing days in ’93…my how far he’s come…