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Monday, Oct 08, 2018

Chuck Liddell Criticizes The UFC Following Saturday’s Post-Fight Brawl

Liddell (via Gazette Review.com)

By FCF Staff

Many fighters and figures within combat sports have been weighing in on Saturday’s post-fight brawl at UFC 229, which was started by lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov, after he submitted Conor McGregor. The incident marred the event, which was expected to be one of the biggest cards in MMA history.

Former UFC light-heavyweight champ, the legendary Chuck Liddell, shared these comments about the brawl via Instagram.

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Incredible performance by both fighters @thenotoriousmma and @khabib_nurmagomedov But to end it like they did was a huge embarrassment to the sport. We (fighters)are sportsmen and champions and we should hold ourselves to a higher standard. We owe it to our fans and the sport itself. I don’t know when things started turning into some kind of shit show?!!! Unfortunately, when you allow more and more B.S. during weigh ins and outside of fights; You only slap fighters on the wrist for acting like barbarians and then offer them bigger contracts and reward them for this behavior. There is no penalty for their actions and it condones this type of behavior and consequently our sport loses its sacred respect. #respect #honor #martialarts #champion #goldenboypromotions #timeshavechanged #sportsmanship #whatashame

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Liddell is booked to fight fellow, former UFC champ Tito Ortiz on November 24th. Liddell has defeated the star twice before.

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