The sport of MMA has come such a long way. Chuck Liddell is an experienced martial artist, training in styles such as Kempo Karate, Koei-Kan, Kickboxing and, of course, all that comprises mixed martial arts. His Pro career record is 21 and 8. He has collected five of his eight career losses in the 4 years, mostly due to KO/TKO. Rich Franklin won in the 1st, Mauricio Rua also in the 1st and Rashad Evans in the 2 nd round, Keith Jardine by decision and Quinton Jackson in the 1st.
My respect for Liddell has not wavered because of these facts. Fighters eventually lose, and mostly at the end of their career. It is not a big surprise. The early years of Liddell’s career is quite brilliant – it consists of an array of MMA who’s who.
But if you dig back even further, you can see him fight a 1 round match that lasted 30 minutes long against Jose Landi-Jons in 1998.