Liddell’s Head Coach Breaks His Silence, Doesn’t Support Chuck’s Return To Fighting

UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell has officially come out of retirement. With that in mind, the fighter’s head coach has since revealed that he would prefer “The Iceman” stay away from the cage.

The 48-year-old former UFC light heavyweight champion has not competed inside the octagon since back in 2010. Liddell suffered two knockout losses and a TKO defeat in his final three bouts.

That being said, the former title holder is now looking to lock down a trilogy rematch against longtime rival Tito Ortiz. Speaking on the latest edition of The MMA Hour, Liddell’s head coach John Hackleman revealed that he will support the former champion in his decision. However, Hackleman would prefer Liddell stay in retirement.

“If I had a choice, if it was my choice, I’d say ‘Hey, stay retired and let’s go hang out in Hawaii this year.'” Hackleman said.

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