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Videos: Goran Reljic Calls Wrestling in Croatia “A Disgrace,” Chuck Liddell Used to Talk Real Good

Our chums at just posted their most recent video of Goran Reljic‘s "Road to UFC 110," this time focusing on his attempt to learn as much wrestling as he can possibly soak up before heading in to face C.B. Dollaway next weekend, who has shown very little ability to do anything else so far in the UFC.  According to Reljic, wrestling is one thing you really can’t learn while chilling near the treacherous Adriatic Sea back home.  While he says they have some form of Greco-Roman wrestling, he calls it a "disaster" and a "disgrace."  Damn, Goran.  We asked about wrestling, not Croatia’s inflation rate

Yeah, I took it there.

After the jump, travel back in time to a point when Chuck Liddell spoke as clearly and coherently as a local TV news weatherman.

Earlier today I was perusing Lookoutawhale’s YouTube Channel, just for kicks, when I happened upon this relic from the past.  The year was 2003.  "The Iceman" had just finished knocking out Dutch beanpole Alistair Overeem at Pride Total Elimination.  A scamp by the name of Jerry Millen conducted the backstage interview.  Some dude struggling with male pattern baldness stood awkwardly by holding a trophy.

When you step back and think about it now, it’s pretty amazing how much has changed in the seven years since this was filmed.  Liddell’s sharp, articulate speech has gone the way of his ass-kicking ability.  Overeem has become a real life action figure.  And Millen is, well, probably the same asshole that he was back then.  The difference is now everyone knows about it.  No one knows for sure what became of the bald, uncomfortable-looking guy in the locker room, but rumor has it that he was found dead in a Budget Inn outside of Omaha several months later.

And still time marches on, implacable and indifferent, leaving nothing in its path untouched.  Just imagine what things will look like seven years from now.  What will become of our heroes, and of our lustrous heads of hair?

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Dagnut- February 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm
@ what the medical for pussy causing brain damage?
robthom- February 11, 2010 at 10:47 am
And so lucid right after a fight no less!

Thats kinda really sad.

I'm glad we all saw that like one of those old drivers ed movies.

Drive safely kids, and friends dont let friends drive with brain damage.
Smitty- February 11, 2010 at 7:36 am
I've been an MMA fan since the days of UFC 1. I was a martial arts fan before that. I've trained in several different disciplines, and had a bunch of street fights, but have never had the balls to do what these guys do. I'm so addicted to this sport its fuckin ridiculous! I have nothing but respect, and appreciation for ALL fighters (even the assholes, and dummys Tito). To see chucks speech change so much in 7 years like that was kind of surreal, but it makes me want to thank him for putting his heart into something he loved so, I could do what I!
iDestroy- February 11, 2010 at 7:02 am
Being a proctologist myself, I believe Chucks an asshole.
peckawoodd- February 11, 2010 at 6:28 am
Being a doctor myself, I believe what's slowed Chuck down has been a combination of elements in his lifestyle. Blows to the head, drinking, drugs, pussy, bad diet, etc. have combined to make Chuck what he is today: Gorg
Cosmin- February 11, 2010 at 5:38 am
No one's said it yet, I don't think so I'll be Captain Obvious this time.

The balding dude is Dana White.
Emopinata- February 11, 2010 at 3:10 am
Emopinata- February 11, 2010 at 3:08 am
Chuck had to do some serious type of drug .. that slowed down his brain..
i dont think it was the punches to his face.

a boxer sustains much more punishment in 4 rounds then 1 KO punch in MMA, or three rounds.

wanderlei has talked the same throughout his life...

i think it was drugs.. thats my vouch
provrorsbarn- February 11, 2010 at 12:43 am
wonder how chris leben feels today
LargeMidget- February 11, 2010 at 12:11 am
Nice burn.
failingev0lution- February 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm
some heroes in seven years..
fedor - retired, living on a man-made island entirely composed out of sweaters.
a. silva - retired, and translating portugese into perfect english for a now Ozzie-esque & drugged out joe rogan ringside.
machida - retired, opens his own chain of smoothie restaurants called "Yellow Julius"
couture - fighting for the lightweight title in UFC 200.
G Funk- February 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm
Enthusiasum is the major difference you see between then and now? Really DangaDangDango?

Just because MMA is technically "safer" than boxing, doesn't mean the long term effects are any different. Especially for strikers that bang it out like a mo-fo.
DangadaDang- February 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm
Not that i disagree with Chucks speech problems, but in that video he was coming fresh off a WIN, as opposed to the past few times we've seen him. I mean he's gunna be a bit more enthusiastic after knocking a dude out than being knocked out
Orion- February 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm
Speech isnt the only thing lost or in the process of see the guy holding the trophy in the beginning? Should have followed Colemans advice then...
doctorfunk- February 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm
Agreed, it's kind of disheartening to see chuck being so articulate and in touch with reality. It is also funny seing overeem at that weight. He looks like a twig as opposed to ubereem.
Randy Pan- February 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm
This article is sort of disturbing. Unless I'm totally mistaken, and Liddell's speech patterns have slowed because of age/alcohol alone, this suggests he has at least a little brain damage. Which is a pretty dark aspect of this sport. Gloomy stuff.
peanutbuttter- February 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm
I hope FP works with the next season on TUF so we can get over/unders on things like how many times Chuck shrugs his shoulders. That's one more thing that's gotten a lot worse with him. Looking around and shrugging his shoulders while he talks.
Dubus22- February 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm
Damn that is sad, he's going just the way Ali did in the early eighties after too many fights, needs to call it a day.
dogpt3- February 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm
Why is chuck chilling with Leisure suit Larry?
CheckHisPee- February 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm
Bob Reilly- February 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Lol at Fallingevolution.
Yellow Julius, thats golden. Hiyo!
Give that man a shirt.
El Guapo- February 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Yeeaaahhh, nothing funny about seeing Chuck then vs now. Don't even wanna think about what he sounds like in 5, 10 years. And he wants to make another run at the title?? Geez.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- February 10, 2010 at 5:57 pm
That uncomfortable bald guy?

...that's me.

*sound of me weeping into my hands*
LastEmperor- February 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm
booze and pussy. its a hell of a drug.
Carl Sagan- February 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm
Good Christ, that's depressing.