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Dana White first announced it on his twitter page:
Hey guys Chuck Liddell and Charles "Mask" Lewis will be inducted into the UFC hall of fame at the UFC fan expo this friday at 630pm
From the official announcement on UFC.com:
One was perhaps the greatest light heavyweight of all-time, a feared striker who ruled the 205-pound weight class with an iron right hand and in doing so became mixed martial arts’ first crossover superstar.
The other was his close friend, a visionary who helped create a brand that is now synonymous with the sport, but who did it not with a ruthless business sense, but with an infectious enthusiasm and an attitude that could light up a room.
On Friday, July 10th, the UFC Hall of Fame inducts its two newest members, former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell and TapouT co-founder Charles "Mask" Lewis.
Chuck Liddell had this to say:
"I appreciate this gesture and I’m glad that people appreciate what I do and that they think that I deserve this, but I’m just one of the guys that fight out there... It’s gonna be a little rough being that it’s Charles and me, but for us to go in together, I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Chuck Liddell was an obvious choice as he was the face of the promotion for several years. He was a long time UFC light heavyweight champion, MMA's biggest celebrity and the UFC's top draw. Charles "Mask" Lewis was the co-founder of TapouT, one of the most iconic brands in MMA. He passed away in a very tragic accident last March, and will be the first non-fighter to be inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame.
Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell and Charles "Mask" Lewis will join the cast of MMA legends in the UFC Hall of Fame, which includes, Randy Couture, Mark Coleman, Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie.
The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Friday, July 10th at 6:30pm at the UFC Fan Expo.