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Maggie Hendricks

The dance is over for Chuck Liddell


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Chuck Liddell, who proudly carried the MMA flag as he stumbled through the reality show "Dancing With the Stars," will no longer have to wear frilly outfits and plod through dances. He and his partner Anna Trebunskaya were voted off the ABC show on Tuesday night.

But what a run it was. Who would have expected that the UFC Hall of Famer would take to the dance floor? He didn't have much natural dance talent, but he clearly worked hard on every routine that he was assigned. His best dance was the intense tango, but in the end, his lack of improvement is probably what made both the show's voters and the judges give up on Chuck.

"Dancing With the Stars" made its debut in 2005, right around when Liddell was beginning his reign atop the UFC light heavyweight division. Who would have thought, just four years later, that MMA would become mainstream enough that Liddell would be one of the stars on the show?

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