Former UFC Champ, Chuck Liddell Speaks Out on Fighters Not Finishing Fights

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell has spoken out about fighters attempting to ride out decisions in order to secure a win and take a step up the ladder, urging fighters to make it exciting and seek out the finish.

Liddell, speaking via U-T San Diego, said:

“I’d really have to talk to the guys to see if that’s really what they’re doing. I see it like guys are trying a lot more to just get their win so they can get their next fight. When we were doing it, it was a lot more about just going out and fighting. I hate hearing in a UFC corner ‘you won the first four rounds, just stay away from him this round.’ The guy doesn’t have a knockout punch, hasn’t taken you down the whole fight, why do you have to go be afraid of him? Go out and win! Make it exciting, go knock him out, finish the fight.”

Never a fighter to try and close out a decision, Liddell earned a total of fourteen stoppage losses over the course of his mixed martial arts career.

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