UFC Hall-of-Famer Chuck Liddell is struggling with the idea of retirement that was foisted upon him by Dana White, after Liddell was knocked out by Rich Franklin. Lyoto Machida's father hopes his son will retire soon.
But what both White and Yoshizo Machida fail to see is that retirement is never a choice that can be made by someone else. Retirement has to be a personal choice, or the retired fighter will always look at the Octagon and think, "Maybe. Maybe one more fight, and I'll be back."
At UFC 116, White said that Liddell was chomping at the bit as the show began with the infamous opening montage set to "Baba O'Riley."
"He told me tonight the show open messed him up, watching [UFC 116] open," White said. "This guy's in this longer than me. He's been around forever and loves the sport. All I'm hoping is that he makes the right decision."
It's understandable. In the past, when Liddell heard that song, he could think about his next fight. Whether that fight was in an hour or inRead More »from Retirement talk: Tough for Liddell, what Machida's father wants