CarmichaelDave - Fun UFC rumor: Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz to coach TUF 11, then fight at the end of the season.
CarmichaelDave - Fun rumor Pt 2: Urijah Faber to get shot at Jose Aldo in May with win over Rafael Assuncao in January.
On Sunday night, Liddell said he hasn't decided what he wants to do next, comparing the situation to a child-custody battle.
"It's like if you're a kid and your parents don't get along," he said. "They both called me up and talked to me, and they both love me and have my best interests at heart. I love both guys, and I'm not going to take sides.
"They've never liked each other. But they've always kept it quiet out of respect for me. Now that it's going back and forth, it's been blown way out of proportion."
It's also gotten personal. Hackleman was furious at White's assertion that the trainer was sacrificing his friend because of money woes.
"Obviously, John Hackleman didn't pay his house off yet," White said in an interview with Sherdog.com last week. "John Hackleman needs some money because anybody who claims they care about Chuck Liddell even a little bit would not be making these [expletive] statements."
"I'm not going to have any trouble making my house payments," Hackleman said. "I don't live an extravagant life. I don't have a big house. I have a storefront karate studio."
There’s no fucking reason for Chuck Liddell to be out there at forty years old still fighting. I don’t want to make a fucking nickel off that ever. Believe me, it will be a fucking war if he tries not to retire, believe me.
It was tough watching Chuck Liddell get TKO'ed in the first round Saturday night in Montreal on the UFC PPV. I have huge respect for Liddell who was one of the primary individuals who motivated me to want to watch MMA from the early days. Chuck is a true warrior and I hope that he doesn't put himself back in the octagon for "one more fight" so he can end his career "the right way." Chuck's legacy is in tact and fighting again and either losing again or not fighting like the old, Chuck Liddell won't do Chuck any favors. My hats off to Chuck Liddell and I thank him for helping make me a huge UFC/MMA fan.