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Chuck Liddell Was Getting Paid “1 Million a Year”

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Chuck Liddell helped build the UFC but when he lost three fights in a row, all by early KO, his friend league president Dana White offered him a no-show position with the company in return for retiring. That was in 2010.

Last year the UFC sold to WME-IMG, and the new owners cut a number of positions, including Liddell’s. Now there are multiple indications that Liddell wants to fight again, and is considering signing with Bellator MMA.

On his Believe You Me podcast, Michael Bisping offered some further detail, noting it was simply something he heard, third-hand information that he does not know for a fact.

“I’m in the circle, where people tell me things,” said Bisping, as transcribed by Anton Tabuena for BE. “This is me putting out a disclaimer, if they hear me saying this, I can say ‘I said it was third-hand information’, when really it might not be third-hand information.

“Somebody at the weekend told me that Chuck Liddell is really pissed off, because he had a pretty sweet deal with the UFC when he left he had this job. He was an ambassador for the UFC. I believe he was on $1 million a year. That’s the number I heard. F**in’ hell that’s a great job.

“It was great that the UFC was doing that, but now of course, new UFC owners came in. I heard that Chuck was really pissed off, so that’s why he’s possibly going over to Bellator.”

“Can he compete? Should he comeback? The answer is no. Can he compete, and should he fight against Tito Ortiz? The answer is probably yes.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.