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Media Chuck Liddell's delcline dont make any sense..

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  1. Frode Falch Steel Belt Professional Fighter

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    I just dont get it. He was my fav MMA fighter back in the early 2000s

    He got me into watching MMA and UFC.

    Looking at how he was moving going into the last "fight".. it just dont look right. Like something is wrong with him.

    This was just a few years before the "comeback"


    Nothing great. But not that bad either.. now compare to the training for his last fight.



    I mean... What the hell?

    Father time aside... This aint normal delcline IMO.

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  2. El Fernas Silver Belt

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    Old man walking like... and old man, who knew, of course he isnt going to be like a regular guy his age, he partied a lot and there is wear and tear that comes from fighting.
     
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  3. Marko Polo In Klopp We Trust Platinum Member

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    Those neurons ain’t firing up like they used to after years of partying. Chuck is my favourite fighter too he got me into the sport as well, but we all have to get old.
     
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  4. dalegordon Purple Belt

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    Don frye was sad to watch getting dropped by dog the bounty hunters relative too.
     
  5. Sir Punchalot Silver Belt

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    Lots of traumatic brain injuries with various degrees of severity plus substance abuse and a not so healthy lifestyle = I wasn't terribly surprised. Granted, we don't have a lot of research on that particular combination of health hazards, but I'm guessing it would be scary reading if we did.
     
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    He was always kinda sloppy with his offence and stiff. Once his chin and power went he was destined to fail.
     
  7. dittohead84 Silver Belt

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    Yeah he wasn't steady on his legs against Tito. I don't doubt there's a lil bit of brain damage with the amount he's been hit, that and sometimes people just age at a certain period of their lives. Mid to late 40's can be a slide from what I've seen
     
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    I personally think Chuck is suffering from CTE. Sad, but that's what happens when you're a brawler. A Khabib type fighter will have awful joint damage, but his brain will be fine.
     
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    A quick summary of reasons.
     
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  10. CashMoney1991 Blue Belt

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    it was such a rapid decline, he was never the most technical but sometimes ppls chins fade faster than others
     
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    Looks like booze, coke and sitting on your ass for 5 years.
     
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    In that last video he looks like a chick hitting the pads for the first time in her life. Such an unfortunate decline for a guy who used to knock people out left and right.
     
  13. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Chuck lives about two hours away from me. That guy did enough drugs and drank enough booze to last a lifetime, while he was champ. We ran into him countless times when he was obliterated out of his mind. You mix that with his eat your punches to land his style and it expedited his fall.
     
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    When I first watched his preparation video for the Tito fight, I couldn’t believe he had become that bad. I thought he was messing around.
     
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    In addition to partying and wear and tear, don't forget that he was super one dimensional and won the UFC championship by taking out grapplers who either couldn't take him down (Horn, Babalu, Tito, White) or couldn't consistently take him down (Couture).

    When a guy doesn't really have to worry about getting taken down, his striking becomes A LOT better, hence how Jardine, Rashad, Franklin, Rua and even Tito in the 3rd fight could outstrike him.
     
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    What do you mean its not a normal decline.. the guy is fucking over 50 years old. These guys can't do this forever!
     
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    Rashad happened
     
  18. G10 Blue Belt

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    This. For a guy who was renowned as a great striker, Liddell was...awkward. Had he not had an insane amount of durability, he would've lost a LOT more fights earlier in his career.
     
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    Father Time aside..... as if you get to make that choice
     
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    Yeah, I agree.

    I think the guy had a substance abuse problem that went on for years, maybe more than a decade. When you’re young, you can get away with a lot, but as he got older, I think he became more addicted.
     

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