Kevin Iole posted an interesting article about Chuck Liddell and his decision to travel to the UK despite not fighting due to a hamstring injury. In it, the Iceman takes a shot at soon to be former co-worker, Tito Ortiz:
"I know Tito for a long time and I probably know him as well as anyone and I can guarantee you this: If Tito is doing something, he’s not doing it for anyone else; he’s doing it for himself," Liddell said. "Tito wants what he can get for himself. That’s all he’s worried about. He doesn’t care about anyone else, as long as he gets his."
I think Chuck hit the nail on the head. Ortiz and his poor attitude are much better suited for the NFL or NBA where complaining about pay and working conditions are common place. Later in the article, Dana White sounds off about Chuck and his decision to attend the event:
"Chuck doesn’t big-time anybody," White said. "If anybody in the UFC had the stature to big-time someone, it would be Chuck. But he’s a guy who understands that the fans are what make this sport and they’re the ones who are helping it grow and he appreciates them for that. Chuck is one of the guys who definitely gets it. He has everything in the proper perspective."
Despite his obvious man crush on Liddell, White makes a great point: Liddell does understand that the fans are a large reason that this is the fastest growing sport in the world.
HT: Cagejunkie Blog