He was once one of the most popular MMA fighters in the world and is a legend in the sport.
White was so confident that Liddell would take home the title from the rival organization that he reportedly placed a large bet on him.
Later, Liddell would avenge his loss against “The Natural” with a first round KO of him at UFC 52 and a second round KO again at UFC 57.
The first of Liddell’s victories over Couture came after the two had served as coaches on , a reality television show.
Martial Arts Background: Liddell began training in Koei-Kan karate when he was 12 years old, though he’s best known for his association with the Kempo Karate style taught by John Hackleman.
Hackleman’s style relies less on katas than “natural fighting techniques and conditioning,” according to its inventor.Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White shocked the combat sports world by revealing that Mayweather has expressed an interest in having an MMA fight to him."We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal. Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren't real? The prospect of Mayweather entering the Octagon has perplexed many, including former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell.