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Dana White Saves Chuck Liddell the Awkwardness of Asking for Another UFC Fight


(Dana may want to skip right to dessert.)

During a media scrum following today’s UFC 116 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White made his feelings about his longtime friend Chuck Liddell continuing to compete in the Octagon crystal clear.

"He’ll never fight in the UFC again. Can Chuck Liddell still make money? Could I make money off of Chuck Liddell? Yes. I don’t want that money. I don’t want to make that kind of money," White asserted. "I’m not interested in that. He won’t do it again. He cannot do it again. It will not happen again."


According to White, there is nothing Liddell can say or do to change his mind this time , pointing out that the biggest reason for the decision not to allow Chuck to continue to compete in the Octagon isn’t because of his age or level of fitness, it’s because The Iceman’s chin, which was once made of granite, has now turned to glass.

"The last time when we were sitting down — and this guy is somebody that I care about and respect and consider a friend of mine — and he’s like, ‘Listen, I didn’t take it serious. I’m going to train for this one. I’m going to train like I’ve never trained before.’ We had that conversation and he did; he kept his word, and he did everything like he said he would do," White explained. "He looked phenomenal. My problem isn’t with Chuck Liddell getting in shape or any of that stuff; the problem is Chuck’s chin. Anybody who’s been in this sport long enough knows you used to be able to hit him in the face with a crowbar and you couldn’t even wobble him. That’s not the case anymore. It’s not worth it to me."

White is set to broach the topic with Liddell tonight when the two meet for dinner, and says although it’s against his better judgment, he would release him if he wants to continue to fight, but says he won’t pull any punches when discussing his feelings about the situation with his friend, whom he used to manage before taking the helm of the UFC.

"Chuck’s a smart guy and a reasonable guy. I’m going to have the talk with him tonight that all the guys that have their heads shoved up his ass won’t," he says. "We’ll have that conversation. I guess if he asked me to release him, I’d release him. That’s not what I want."

In closing, White spoke about his relationship with Liddell , paralleling a eulogy, perhaps foreshadowing a speech he’ll likely make during the inevitable press conference held to announce that the world has seen the last of "The Iceman"the fighter.

"Everybody knows how I feel about Chuck Liddell. Not only has he been a great friend, he’s been a great business partner, a great champion and a great representative of the UFC. Being one of those guys that when we all came from nothing and then everything blew up – and this guy got more fame and money and all this stuff – he really kept it together," White said somberly. "We’ve had a couple of speed bumps, but that can happen to anybody. He’s really kept it together and been a great guy."

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dranokills- July 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm
I looked him up, and I gotta say...he did piss me off when he cut me off in traffic like he did, but I'm damn glad he could take it like a man, and make a good popular saying about how I addressed him.

He is a funny dude indeed.
Dick_Misanthropenis- July 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm
And cunt? I've been studying some cunt, lately.
knucklesamitch- July 2, 2010 at 11:49 am
@Drano,

You've never heard of Louis C.K.? Look him up, he's got hilarious stand-up comedy...He had a sitcom on HBO but it was canceled and he was on Parks and Recreation until he got his own show "Louie" on FX.

CK is crazy funny...Lots of good stuff about the use of words like faggot, nigger (he finds white people who say "The N-word" to be more offensive than white people who just actually say nigger), and cunt.
cecils_pupils- July 2, 2010 at 11:23 am
While I appreciate the props, I rolled that one right off of kaboom07's joke from the other Chucky post... 97% wax 3% glass jaw.

so I can't take all the credit (though I would like to).
just some dong- July 2, 2010 at 11:21 am
He'll keep fighting.
cecils_pupils- July 2, 2010 at 11:13 am
[in Elvis voice] Uhhhh, thank you vurry much.

:)
nickyroose- July 2, 2010 at 10:43 am
This is what I hate about Dana. Instead of saying, "Well Chuck's a great champ and he lasted a long time but his body can no longer thake punishment. blah blah blah." He says oh well Chuck has a glass chin. Well now you're just bing an ass. Telling a fighter they have a glass chin is like telling an aging pornstar they're all balls. I mean if a dude in the bar accuses me of having a glass chin I get pissed, but to the whole fucking world? I mean if he sits down with Chuck and says, "Look mothafucka you looking like Joe from Mike Tyson's punchout these days I need you to retire or I gotta fire you." You don't announce it for him. What an ass. That i the world's shittiest friend Dana White.
dranokills- July 2, 2010 at 10:27 am
Louis C.K.? never heard of him.....DRANO said it here first. and that's all that matters :)
nicey- July 2, 2010 at 10:02 am
Cecil has comment of the year. But, what about Zimmer?
ghostboner- July 2, 2010 at 8:33 am
Bucket of dicks = ghostboner reference. Also, that cake has no chin.

@Rex Tremendae - you didn't have to raise a beer for me you big sweetie. But thanks. Since I'm drying out, I'll enjoy it vicariously.
knucklesamitch- July 2, 2010 at 8:19 am
underwear with dickholes in 'em = Chappelle reference

Bag-o-dicks = Louis C.K. reference

This is my kind of comment section.
dranokills- July 2, 2010 at 6:57 am
Las=ass.
get over it dude, relax. let the sphincter ungrip a little bit.
and I want you to know I am NOT fucking stupid...I am blowjob stupid, perhaps even handjob stupid, but fucking....thats just to far sir, I will have to invite you eat of this brand new bag-o-dicks.
You want me to wash them? no? DIRTY DICK EATER!

George Sotiropoulos is only 5-10 and fights from welterweight to lightweight, so I guess Noke was smaller back then.
LAS- July 2, 2010 at 6:37 am
Thanks for the lesson in business ethics, Drano. I don't know what planet you're from, but where I live, allowing your employees to continue to work to a point that is dangerous to their health makes you a scumbag, especially when you make such a huge point of feigning concern for those who are your "friends," as opposed to those who apparently hold the status of draft animals.

Just because you're too fucking stupid to see the glaring contradictions in the quotes from the story above and DW's actual practice as manager of the company doesn't make them any less absurd.
justscrappin- July 2, 2010 at 6:06 am
Then someone can invite me to a party...and say they brought in an O-ringer to train for the rematch.
justscrappin- July 2, 2010 at 6:03 am
I was wondering...if I brought lube....could I penetrate the assholes?
ReX13- July 2, 2010 at 5:21 am
I think that cake is missing a chin. Can't believe everyone missed that.

Also, Martinez-Zimmer II is official, everyone has signed the fight contracts.











cecils>> +1, man. That shit were funny ha ha.

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Good weekend ahead gentlemen. I'll hoist a beer for you all. Even the assholes.








Especially the assholes.
C-Bus Allstar- July 2, 2010 at 5:11 am
Way to steal a comment Big Jumpin Dad
kaboom07- July 2, 2010 at 3:24 am

hey, can someone fix the .gif?
i really wanna see A-rods ex-wife jump out of that cake.
sikgimp- July 2, 2010 at 2:12 am
Who wants money on tito reading this and calling chuck out? :)
fatbellyfrank- July 2, 2010 at 12:24 am
Cheers Drano, no wasn't aware of that one, and hell yeah we will be hootin an hollerin when our boys bring it home, the PPV starts Midday Sunday local time so I'm gonna be going into the night, what a fucken great card! startin to pump up now, Friday arvo local time, weeks work is done MOFO's so heres a frosty adult beverage raised in toast to the Potato Nation, (except the faggot potato head in the picture up there) Looks like theres a few of us gonna be cheerin on Georgie, and I didn't think Noke was that tall?

WAR CP
Big Jumpin Dad- July 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm
did you guys notice that even the cake has no chin?
ghostboner- July 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm
Sotiropopuluoupopuluous is a beast. The guy has future title shot written all over him. I've been saying that since he took out Joe Daddy.

@liquid plumber causes deceasement - He fought Noke? Twice? And won one? Damn. At a catchweight of 175 or 180 or what? Isn't Noke like 6'3"? More info please.
andoy162- July 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm
hilarious dude.....
good one.
dranokills- July 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm
hey fbf a little info on George Sotiropoulos for you or anyone who didnt' know: his 2 loses came from kyle noke ( how cool is that?) which he avenged less than a year later, and one from Aoki, and that was a DQ cause of groin shots, but our man George hasn't lost since oct. 14th 2006.

I don't see him losing this fight.
so bud I think we will celebrate the hell out of both fights.
The Lizardking05- July 1, 2010 at 10:25 pm
so we all agree CECILS_PUPILS already has comment of the month?
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