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Chuck Liddell To Appear On ABC's Dancing With The Stars

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That's the word according to UFC.com:

The Iceman” will join 15 other celebrities on the hit series, in the process becoming the first mixed martial artist to compete on DWTS. But Liddell, the sport’s first true crossover star, is comfortable with being an ambassador for MMA, and looking forward to having some fun in the process.

“I’m gonna go out, be myself, and show what kind of people we do have in this sport,” he said. “I’m sure the reaction will be mixed (among fight fans). My friends are gonna be excited and I’ll never hear the end of it because they’ll make fun of me, but it should be fun and I think everyone will like it.”

This should be fun.  Does Chuck Liddell even have any rhythm when it comes to dancing?  This isn't the first time he's been approached about coming on the show:

“They asked a couple different times, but it would be too much time to take off from training for fights,” said Liddell. “Now I don’t have any fights coming up and I’m not training, so it’s something to do.”

“There’s a month up to when the show starts when I’m practicing, and I’ve been trying to get in a little bit of shape before I meet my partner,” said Liddell, who may have an edge over his competitors thanks to the footwork that has led him to 21 pro MMA victories, a light heavyweight world championship, and a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame. He’s not so sure though.

I don't think his footwork is going to be of much help.  However, I think Liddell will do well and he might just win the whole thing.  I mean he's already been dancing with the stars in his last two fights, so he already has the advantage over the competition :).