“The Iceman” broke on to the UFC scene back in 1998 when the sport was still considered barbaric. Since that time Zuffa LLC purchased the company and implemented rules which have made it one of the fastest growing sports around. Nowadays Chuck Liddell is considered one of the sports biggest names and first millionaires. With all that being said he is still the same guy who grew up in San Luis Obispo, California.
“I’m a fighter, man,” said the 38-year old Liddell. “All this other stuff, this celebrity stuff, I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s good making some money now, but I’m the same person I always have been. Nothing that comes along is going to change me.”
“When people ask me how long I think I can do this, to me, that is the silliest question,” he said. “I have been training to fight since I was 12 years old. I’m a fighter. That’s all I know and that’s all I want to be.”
Liddell has been on a role of late racking up five wins in a row with KO victories over Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture twice, Vernon White and Jeremy Horn. Liddell is looking to continue his streak against Renato Sobral who he previously knocked out with a beautiful kick to the head.
“I know people look at the first fight (with Sobral) and say that I knocked him out, but that doesn’t mean anything for this fight,” said Liddell, who also flustered Couture’s legendary grappling skills. “Any time you’re matched up with someone, anyone can leave themselves open for one punch or one kick. That’s just the way it is. Babalu keeps winning and he keeps getting better and better and he’s a really smart fighter.”