So much for all the UFC betting hype. The UFC 115 Main Event held in Vancouver, BC sold out faster than any other MMA betting event in history. And the reason for that was simple: UFC betting fans wanted to catch a glimpse of UFC personality/celebrity/legend Chuck Liddell fight in person. And they got their chance –however briefly- to see their hero in the Octagon and the results weren’t pretty.
There should be little doubt after Liddell’s disappointing loss to Rich Franklin the recent UFC Main Event that his days as a competitor in the UFC odds competition are numbered. How else do you make sense of what happened in Vancouver? One loss alone doesn’t necessarily spell the end for an MMA betting contender and many big names have bounced back from a loss to have terrific careers.
But Liddell is different. He’s already has about as much success as any fighter in UFC betting history. But he’s now a 40-year old man and his skills are no longer good enough to fight in a UFC betting Main Event, or even an undercard for that matter.
Franklin, no spring chicken himself at 36 years of age, made mincemeat of ‘Ice Man’ defeating him in the first round of their much-hyped UFC 115 betting matchup. And it wasn’t just any defeat, but a KO 4:52 into the first round. And it was a very familiar result for the once unbeatable Liddell as he’s had very limited success in the past few years of his UFC betting career.
When you start getting embarrassed by the likes of Rich Franklin it’s time to hang up the trunks. And no offense to Franklin, who seemed to be in excellent shape, the most recent loss by Liddell is simply the latest defeat in a long list.
Over his past 6 fights Liddell has just one win. And that was hardly any masterpiece. It was a unanimous decision over UFC betting punching bag Wanderlei Silva, who at one point in his UFC betting career was a legitimate fighter, but now has turned into an easy win for almost any opponent.
The 5 losses over that three-year span have not been pretty either. Aside from a split decision loss to Keith Jardine all the other UFC betting losses have been by Knock Out.
Liddell is no longer a viable UFC fighter and for his own sake it’s time for him to retire.