HILARIOUS: UFC Legend Chuck Liddell Shows Off Dance Moves

Published 02/09/2021, 7:09 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 04: Chuck Liddell celebrates after knockout out Randy Couture at UFC 57 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 4, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


‘The Iceman’ Chuck Liddell was one of the first true superstars of the UFC. In fact, the former UFC light-heavyweight champion was among the first few prominent fighters to attract eyeballs to the sport of MMA. Liddell, though, is over 50 years of age now and has been enjoying his life.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Recently he appeared in a TikTok video showing off some slick dance moves. This was quite unexpected, considering the tough and brass persona of the legendary fighter, back in the day. But with time he has eased up on his behavior, we might guess.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Liddell has been a part of the UFC from before the start of this millennium. He made his promotional debut at UFC 17 against Noe Hernandez. He also fought in PRIDE FC, beating legends like Alistair Overeem, Guy Mezger. He has had some legendary rivalries in the UFC against the likes of Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Quinton Jackson, and more.

His fights against Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz are still fresh in every fan’s memory. In fact, Liddell’s final bout as a professional came against Tito Ortiz under the Golden Boy MMA promotion. Liddell, a 48-year-old at that time, shouldn’t have competed in that fight as he was nowhere near fighting condition. He subsequently lost by knockout.

Also, ‘The Iceman’ had an unforgettable trilogy against ‘The Natural’ Randy Couture. After losing to Couture at UFC 43, Liddell avenged those losses at UFC 52 and UFC 57, knocking Couture out on both occasions.

But Liddell has won only once since his 2006 win over Tito Ortiz. He defeated Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79, which was his last win as a professional MMA fighter.

Should Chuck Liddell have fought Tito Ortiz in 2018?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Liddell retired in 2010 after his UFC 115 loss to former UFC champion Rich Franklin, leaving a big hole in the sport. But the superstar decided to come back in 2018 out of nowhere to fight Tito Ortiz. Liddell was an old man who had lost his speed, vicious power, and every single attribute by then.

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 29: Chuck Liddell (blue shorts) def. Wanderlei Silva (white shorts) – Unanimous Decision during UFC 79 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 29, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It was visible as he got knocked out in the first round of the fight. Nevertheless, ‘The Iceman’ will always remain a legend in the eyes of fight fans.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What did you make of Chuck Liddell’s recent dance video? Did he make a mistake in returning to competition in 2018? Let us know your thoughts.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Apratim Banerjee

861 articles

Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT