UFC legend looks unrecognisable 13 years after retiring as he is spotted taking stroll through LA
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell looked unrecognisable as he went for a stroll in Los Angeles.
It’s been 13 years since Liddell retired from mixed martial arts – although he strapped his gloves back on for a trilogy fight with Tito Ortiz in November 2018.
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GETTYThe Iceman was once a lean and mean wrecking machine[/caption]
But MMA fans were left stunned after seeing the 53-year-old spotted in Los AngelesBACKGRID
Liddell doesn’t train as much as he used to and, as such, has lost the rippling physique he had when he was at the peak of his powers.
The former light-heavyweight champion, 53, now boasts a much broader and less muscly frame – which is completely understandable given his age.
Liddell was recently spotted out on a stroll in Los Angeles, donning a baseball cap with a blue shirt and jeans.
The fan favourite completed his outfit with a fanny pack, which was nestled just underneath his stomach.
Liddell retired from MMA in December 2010 – six months after his brutal first-round knockout loss to Rich Franklin at UFC 115.
The Iceman played a big part in the UFC becoming a mainstream sport in the 2000s with his brutal fighting style and larger-than-life personality.
And his impact on the sport is still, to this day, lauded by former manager and UFC bigwig Dana White.
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In 2021, White said: “Chuck and I ended up becoming real close, and yeah, I started managing him.
” “Chuck had hands, feet, and Chuck hit really f hard, man. He hit like a truck.
“He had the look, you know, the whole thing.
“From the first day that I ever met Chuck, I thought that Chuck could be a big star.
“Chuck was a true fighter to the core, and it’s why he became so famous, it’s why he’s so beloved.
“In his day, Chuck Liddell was the man, and all he wanted to do was fight.”
The UFC resumes pay-per-view action on June 10 – with a women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana headlining the promotion’s long-awaited return to Canada.