“He can not do it again,” White said shortly after the UFC 116 Conference. “It will not happen again. This is a guy I care about and respect and consider a friend.”
White reiterated as he has in the past that Liddell got one final chance because he changed his lifestyle, trained harder than he had in years and took some time off to recover from being knocked out in two previous fights. But even after all that, he couldn’t stop Franklin from being the third straight fighter to finish him, this time on a short right hand near the end of the first round
Overall, it was Liddell’s fifth loss in the last six fights.
“”My problem isn’t with Chuck Liddell getting in shape or any of that stuff,” he said. “My problem is with Chuck’s chin. Anybody who’s been in the 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. And that’s not the case anymore. It’s not worth it to me.”
“I guess if he asks me to release him, I’d release him,” he said. “That’s not what I want. But he’ll never fight in the UFC again.”
So what’s mext for the Iceman? will he continue fighting and sign with another orginization or finally hang up his gloves for good