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Chuck Liddell to hang up MMA gloves for dancing shoes…. temporarily

chuckIt 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

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.”

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I read about this earlier,I would guess this is his way of taking a break and getting some time to really heal up, then come back.

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Fedor was supposed to be on the show, but ABC would not co-promote with M-1

  • Jstew3785 says:

    And that’s what you’re going to see when Liddell gets a 30 from the judges, that picture up there.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    next thing you know he’ll be painting his toe nails

    props for doing whatever he fucking wants tho.

    wonder what Don Frye would say

  • GoofyMonkey says:

    Thank god Howard Stern watches this crap so I won’t have to…

  • danw84 says:

    I can’t believe I’m actually going to be watching this show. I can’t wait to see Chuck dance.

  • edub says:

    He should just have a recurring role on entourage.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Big respect to Chuck. I won’t be watching, but clearly he’s not worried about projecting some stupid tough guy image. A true ambassador for the sport. (Yeah, imagine that, fighters are people too. They don’t live in caves, eat babies; ignorant mainstream journalists take note.)

  • anferny says:

    **Jstew3785 says:
    Fedor was supposed to be on the show, but ABC would not co-promote with M-1**

    Great, just great, my favourite comment on this site so far 😀

  • moosebaby02 says:

    yes Jstew3785 that is the joke of the day

  • KTru says:

    Except Jstew stole that line from a poster on MMA junkie this morning

  • Jstew3785 says:

    I don’t go to mmajunkie Ktru so I don’t know what you’re talking about. If someone else said the same thing, oh well, good for them.

  • sigmund says:

    I don’t care where you got it, it was rich. Made me laugh

  • BigDave says:

    Chuck Liddel doing the Cha,Cha?….I dont know if anyone else has seen his footwork in the ring lately but….. it could be interesting, Ill watch it.

  • BillyWarhol says:

    LOLLLLLL whatta Shocker!! but if Chuck hooks Up with Julianne Hough or Stacey Keibler or the Awesomee Beautiful Brooke Burke he will be having the Last Laugh + Most FUN!! ;)) Say Hi to the Stunning Gorgeous Hostess Samantha Harris!!

  • roshambo says:

    I heard Anderson Silva was in the running before he quit his dancing career and went back to knocking people out.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    a joke is a joke and it was still funny Jstew3785

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Chuck would be better as the new “BACHELOR”


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