Stephen Quadros points out the same thing I noticed: That Chuck Liddell may not be the same focused fighter he used to be:

From my observation, most fighters who dabble in “acting” and the glitzy life that sometimes accompanies it (clubs, late nights, expensive women) usually start getting their asses kicked inside the (ring or) cage by a hungry soul without an acting career. The “Wild On” lifestyle usually leaves fighters soft, mentally at least, and distracted. Chuck has so far been the exception.

Also, after checking out the videos I posted on Chuck in the last Media Preview, I’m starting to think Chuck has more hype than he deserves. He was rocked in the fights against Overeem, and even Guy Mezger threw a couple that had the Iceman scrambling for the clinch. He really hasn’t faced an opponent with the kind of firepower Jackson brings since … well, since the last time he fought Jackson.

Don’t consider this a straight endorsement of Quinton Jackson though. If Jackson doesn’t come in ready to push the pace and throw leather, I don’t think he’s going to win. But this is definately the best opportunity anyone has had in a long time. Chuck’s head might be somewhere else, and Rampage has the striking ability. One thing’s for sure: this is gonna be a war.

And now I’m really gone till Sunday!

Not only did Gonzaga brutally destroy Crocop in the ring, he stole the fucker’s will to fight completely. Reported all over the net first as a rumour a week ago and now confirmed by many outlets, Mirko Crocop plans to retire once the final 4 fights of his UFC contract are up.

In a recent interview, Filipovic, 32, had voiced his interest in revisiting his former trade with the special police. “It was a great time of my life,” he said. “I’m seriously thinking of returning to my unit after I finish my Parliament duties.” Filipovic has six months remaining on his government term.

Of course, it’s more likely that Crocop is just tired of having to drag his way up organization ladders. First K1, then Pride, and now the UFC. I’d be fucking pissed off too if I iced half of the best heavyweights in the world and then had to start from scatch again. I can also understand why he would undertrain. Where’s the motivation?

Anyways, Crocop is always talking about retiring from fighting, but I think he’s like a junkie: he hates it but he loves it. He’s going to push himself hard to establish a legacy with these last four fights, and then he’ll just get caught back up with the quest to be the #1 heavyweight in the world.

Hi guys. Just a quick update to keep you all from refreshing this page every 10 minutes. There’ll be no new posts until Sunday night, but most likely we’ll have a special post-UFC71 podcast for you that evening. Enjoy the show!

Here’s the money shot: 20 videos featuring UFC71 headliners Chuck Liddell and Quinton Jackson. Featuring:

The Money Shot: Chuck Liddell vs Quiinton Jackson 1
Chuck Liddell vs Kenneth Williams
Chuck Liddell vs Renato Sobral 1
Chuck Liddell vs Alistair Overeem
Chuck Liddell vs Renato Sobral 2
Chuck Liddell Vs Guy Mezger
Chuck Liddell vs Jose Pele Land
Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz 1
Quinton Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva 1
Quinton Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva 2
Quinton Jackson vs Ricardo Arona
Quinton Jackson vs Kazushi Sakuraba
Quinton Jackson vs Igor Vovchanchyn
Quinton Jackson vs Kevin Randleman
Quinton Jackson Vs Yuki Ishikawa
Quinton Jackson Vs Youn Dong Sik
Quinton Jackson vs Mauricio Rua
Quinton Jackson vs Marvin Eastman 1
Quinton Jackson vs Hirotaka Yokoi
Quinton Jackson vs Cyril Abidi

Embedded videos after the jump

Chuck Liddell – Kosakowski/Williams

Chuck Liddell vs Quinton Rampage Jackson

Chuck Liddell vs. Kenneth Williams

Chuck Liddell vs Renato Sobral (1)

Chuck Liddell vs Alistair Overeem

Chuck Liddell vs Renato Sobral 2

Chuck Liddell Iceman Vs Guy Mezger

Chuck Liddell vs Jose Pele Land

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 1

Wanderlei Silva Vs Quinton Jackson 1

Wanderlei Silva vs Quinton Jackson 2

Quinton Jackson vs Ricardo Arona

Kazushi Sakuraba vs Quinton Jackson

Quinton Jackson vs. Igor Vovchanchyn

Quinton Jackson vs Kevin Randleman

Quinton Jackson Rampage Vs Yuki Ishikawa

Quinton Jackson Vs Youn Dong Sik

Mauricio Rua vs Quinton Jackson

Quinton vs Eastman (KOTC 4)by Vato PVT

Quinton vs. Hirotaka

Cyril Abidi vs QUINTON JACKSON

So whatchoo waiting for? Go listen to it!

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