After spending several weeks among the androgynous and be-feathered contestants of “Dancing with the Stars,” Chuck Liddell knows what he wants to do next: something incredibly macho.
The former light-heavyweight champion told Sherdog.com’s “Savage Dog Show” Monday that he has not abandoned the idea of returning to the ring. Liddell, 39, was stopped by Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in April. It was his third knockout in five fights.
“…I want to get back there and move around with some people and see how I feel,” he said. “If I feel good, I’m going to keep fighting to come back."
So, fine. We know what Liddell wants. What does his neurologist want?
Liddell could dance around the circuit for another few years, staying relatively healthy by taking fights against athletes unlikely to damage his brain any further. But that’s not the UFC’s MO: you’re either in it to win it or you’re not. And winning has not been Liddell’s specialty lately.