(“Hey, Ladies, where’s the fire?”)
At 38, The Iceman is talking about doing what scores of athletes in every sport have done before him: go into coaching after he’s done competing. Liddell has stated that he loves what he does — not sure if he meant getting drunk and groping chicks, or fighting — but he figures he’s got between 2-4 years left in the cage. The reality of age is starting to creep in and he’s got a plan for the future…or at least an idea of what he might do in retirement.
From The Sun:
“I definitely will be moving into coaching. I’ve got a couple of guys that have been training with me for a long time and they’ve helped me get to where I’m at today.
“So if nothing else I’ll be around for a few years helping them out with their careers.”
Well, at least he won’t be going into “acting” and polluting the already-polluted movie field, right?
“I hope I’ll be doing some movie work – I’ve had a couple of offers but trying to work it around a training regime is real hard to do and I haven’t been able to get anything I’ve really wanted to fit around my fight schedule.
“But If I can get something to fit in with my fight schedule, I might do it now but for we’ll see what happens.”
And if you’re interested in some semi-related news, MMAJunkie recently had a sit-down with Chuck’s next opponent, the undefeated Rashad Evans. The fight will go down at UFC 85 on June 7th in London. Among the things discussed: a strategy to beat Chuck, training with Keith Jardine, and where the hell Evans feels he ranks among the UFC light heavies.