It appears as though former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell will be temporarily placing his MMA gloves on the shelf to try his hand at the dance-game when he makes his debut on the insanely popular television show “Dancing With The Stars” according to a recent report on UFC.com.
This season is set to kick off on Monday, September 21 on ABC.
Liddell has been keeping himself active since his last trip to the Octagon, crossing over to other sports such as golf in a recent charity tournament.
According to “The Iceman” there is no amount of MMA training that could possibly prepare your body for the rigors that are involved with 18 holes of golf.
“It’s working different muscles that maybe I haven’t used before,” explained Liddell. “I did a golf tournament where I had to play 18 holes four days in a row and I hadn’t played that many rounds of golf in my whole life. So I was sore – my back hurt, my ribs were tight.”
The former champ is expecting his fair share of ribbing from both fans and friends alike, but it’s a ribbing he has already mentally prepared himself for. You only live once, just dance!
“I’m gonna go out, be myself, and show what kind of people we do have in this sport,” said Liddell. “I’m sure the reaction will be mixed (among fight fans). My friends are gonna be excited and I’ll never hear the end of it because they’ll make fun of me, but it should be fun and I think everyone will like it.
“I like to dance, but I don’t know how to dance.”