Chuck Liddell has been keeping a low profile in the media since his latest knockout loss to Rich Franklin at UFC 115 earlier this month, but he has finally surfaced to talk to mmacanada.net about the fight and his future.
An old familiar phrase once again passes Liddell’s lips as he discusses his thoughts on the defeat.
“I got caught,” he states, before admitting that he’s not yet re-watched the fight to see where he went wrong. He does have a fair idea of what led him to his third consecutive loss though.
“I could have been a little more conservative. It’s just hard to beat that out of me. I’ve been an aggressive fighter my whole life, it’s just one of those things. It’s hard to change after so long.”
He then goes on to reluctantly admit, perhaps for the first time, that his chin is now a weak point at this stage in his career.
“I guess I’m not taking shots like I used to.”
As for what his future holds, Liddell is reluctant to say whether he’s had his last fight or whether a potential third bout with Tito Ortiz is on the cards.
“I have no idea. I haven’t talked to Dana so I don’t know what’s going on.”
When they do have that conversation it’s unlikely that Liddell will be surprised to hear that White is adamant that his friend has now fought his last fight in the UFC.
Beyond that Liddell says that he’s currently working on his site, chuckliddell.com, and expects to be doing “TV stuff” and training fighters and doing seminars.
Check out Liddell’s full video interview below.