Every fighter coming off a loss says that he's a new man heading into the fight. UFC Hall-of-Famer Chuck Liddell, who lost to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Rashad Evans in his last two bouts, is no different. In his prefight interviews, Liddell said he's in the best shape he's been in a long time.
We won't know if that's true until Saturday night, but if looks can tell us anything, he is in better shape than we've seen him in the past. Liddell has never been a candidate for the cover of the ab roller box, as you can see from his weigh-in pictures from UFC 97. But in a picture Tweeted by his girlfriend, Liddell suddenly looks more cut than he's ever been.