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Chuck Liddell’s Dance Partner: This Russian Chick

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(Finally we’ll discover whether Liddell still knows how to relate to women in a non-nightclub setting.)

Looking back now, it’s hard to believe there was a time when we thought that continuing to fight in the UFC was the worst thing Chuck Liddell could do for his long-term health and career legacy.  Then he decided to join a televised dance contest with a bunch of "celebrities" and a disgraced former congressman, and suddenly we find ourselves wishing that he’d just come back and get hit in the head over and over again instead.

According to ET Online, "The Iceman" has been partnered with Russian professional ballroom dancer [ed note: that's a real thing?!] Anna Trebunskaya for the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars."  Her previous partners on the show include NFL legend Jerry Rice, and actor Steve Guttenberg, who you might remember from such decades as the 1980′s.  Following in Guttenberg’s dancing shoes won’t be easy — dude was in "Police Academy" and "Short Circuit" — but if there’s anyone willing to sort of give it a shot in between text messages, it’s Liddell.

At this point you might be reading this and wondering, ‘Does this mean the Cage Potato guys are going to start following "Dancing with the Stars" just because Liddell’s on it?’  The answer is, what the hell’s the matter with you?  Of course not. 

It’s a show where marginally famous people learn to do World War II-era dances.  The fact that it even exists makes us sort of sad.  The fact that Liddell is doing it is a testament to what boredom and a desire to stay in some kind of spotlight will do to a man.  And if you think we’re being too hard on it, take a look at this clip of Liddell’s future partner and Mahoney doing what passes for entertainment on network TV.  We dare you to watch the whole thing:   

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jaileer- August 22, 2009 at 7:07 am
The Tale of the Tape will show that Liddell has the reach advantage but Trebunskaya has the reach around.
LMH- August 21, 2009 at 7:31 am
I'm pretty sure we're gonna see a little "break dance fighting" here
LoneWolf- August 21, 2009 at 5:46 am
The only thing redeemable from this him hitting that.

And Tom Delay should be in jail....the guys a effing crook.
Komodo- August 21, 2009 at 1:08 am
She is hot.
I hope Chuck scores a piece.

AussieJosh- August 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm
BULLSHIT your not going to update us with what he is doing on the show! Every week you will give us the downlow! Bet ya 10 bucks! And another 10 on the fact that the ICEMAN FUCKS that Russian chick!
$20 comming my way!!!............
Seoul Brother- August 20, 2009 at 8:13 pm
It should have been a pimped out hustler on Dancing with the Stars. I'm sure they could have gotten PhonyShonie Carter a lot cheaper.

This may be cross promotion for ABC and MMA. Next year, they'll announce "Fighting with the Chumps" with Joey Scarola, Gabe Ruediger, and Jesse "Jizz Tongue Mongo" Taylor as the guidosjudges.
Than- August 20, 2009 at 7:17 pm
I wonder if Chuck has ever put a tux on before? Actually, I couldn't care less. I am not going to watch the show even with Chuck, unless I am channel surfing and happen to stumble upon his dance...and then it I will only watch if his partner is wearing something really skimpy.
Jay Smith- August 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm
There has to be a man law about this somewhere!!!
PhillyTronik- August 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm
I can't wait till Chuck tries to spin this girl around and she elbows him in the jaw by accident and he gets KTFO!

Or she Steps on his toes and his fighting instincts kick in and he gets her in full mount and GnP's her
Bob Reilly- August 20, 2009 at 5:22 pm
Or Eye of the Tiger!
Horror Fighter- August 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm
What are the Vegas odds that Chuck will actually dance to something corny like "Kung Fu Fighting"? Seriously. You just know they will pull something lame like that.
hjdevnull- August 20, 2009 at 5:05 pm
There needs to be some sort of forum thread for "awkward questions that Cage Potato readers' wives ask them about Chuck Liddell." I'm sure there's going to be plenty.
Subo- August 20, 2009 at 4:34 pm
Tom Delay should be in fucking jail, not getting rubbed up on by a knockout. He deserves as much blame as anyone for the shape we're in today.
Bloodlust- August 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm
its a far leap from lap dances in the vip room to dancing with the stars.
PurplePickle- August 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm
A gay guy I work with is already asking me what Chuck looks like (answer: fuckin dreamy). My wife watches this show, so I'm sure I will see the Iceman grope his dance partner in a coked up fiasco of a contest. Cool.

Instead of Delay, they should have used Barney Frank. Then again, finding a young boy for him to dance with was probably a production nightmare for ABC.
MMAComments- August 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm
this cagepotato dude is kind of a douche
One Two- August 20, 2009 at 3:27 pm
I'm predicting a bunch of dancing ass kicking mohawked babies 9 months from the airing of this show.
Koeikan- August 20, 2009 at 3:25 pm
If Liddell is remotely considering making any kind of comeback, he should be practicng keeping his hands up more and less jitter-bugging.
alki03977- August 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm
This will definitely be uncomfortable to watch.
Clyde- August 20, 2009 at 3:10 pm
He may be getting on a bit, but I'll take chuck via TKO in the second episode.

Actually KO
Hendo- August 20, 2009 at 3:09 pm
id hit it
rokabee- August 20, 2009 at 3:06 pm
This is just going to get awkward..

EDIT: If it isn't already.