Retirement Never an Option for Chuck Liddell

Written by Tim Ngo
August 29th, 2008

After suffering back-to-back losses, to Quinton Jackson and Keith Jardine, for the first time in his career, rumors were flying around the Internet about a possible retirement for the 38-year old Chuck Liddell. “Sometimes you go to work and don’t do your best stuff,” Liddell explained.

With a possible UFC light heavyweight title shot back in his sights, Liddell made it clear that he never thought about retiring after he dropped a close fight to Jardine at UFC 76.

“I had two losses last year but I never felt that I was finished, I feel as good as ever. Retirement never entered my head or my trainer’s head,” Liddell continued.

Even if Liddell gets past Rashad Evans on September 6th at UFC 88, his next fight may not be for the lightweight title. Recent rumors have placed him in a possible superfight with current UFC middleweight king, Anderson Silva.

One thing is clear though, Liddell recently spoke out saying that he plans to fight at least 2-4 more years.

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