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Video: Mr. Chuck Liddell, Executive Iceman of the UFC

By Zach Arnold | April 25, 2011

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Well played. Brush up on your Portuguese, Chuck.

Let’s just say that the reaction to this video is a bit different than the fan reaction to the announcement of Jon Jones pulling out of his upcoming fight with Rashad Evans due to injury. Lots of open media speculation that, somehow, this whole thing was a work and that the heat between Jones & Rashad was manufactured because the two really do like each other and never would fight each other, therefore meaning that the injury Jones suffered from the Shogun fight is now an easy ‘out’ for the two of them to avoid fighting each other.

(A more realistic possibility: With injury issues coming out of the Shogun fight last month, debate about whether or not to go through with the surgery and postpone a big-money fight or go through with it and perhaps lose the title while hurt. Similar to the delay Cain Velasquez had after he waited a little while to get surgery from his fight with Brock Lesnar.)

The public reaction of Phil Davis replacing Bones in the Rashad fight in Philly is… so far, shall we say… muted.

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6 Responses to “Video: Mr. Chuck Liddell, Executive Iceman of the UFC”

  1. edub says:

    Awesome.

  2. EJ says:

    In the end it’s probably for the best longterm for the UFC that Jones is out. Rashad has been out a long time he needs a tune up fight and Davis is a guy who can afford a loss at this point.

    With an Evans win, you can really heat things up for a big showdown by the end of the year between him and Jones. Kinda like when Rashad fought Thiago before he fought Rampage it just ended up making that fight even bigger in the long run.

  3. Fluyid says:

    Man, I bet Tito feels double-crossed about them using his phone calls to Chuck in this video. You notice that Tito evidentally didn’t give his consent to have his voice played on here.

    Just kidding.

    That was a pretty good video.

  4. Brad Wharton says:

    “I’m not sure that Ortiz/Machida 2 is what the fans really want…let me think about it…”

    “Mr Liddell, Randy Couture on line 2”

    “Aint happening Tito”

    That, right there, is magic. I hope they do more of these.

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