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Chuck Liddell Says 'He Just Got Caught' Against Rich Franklin, Undecided On Retirement

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From Yahoo Sports:

"I’m still working on evaluating. I thought I did great before I was caught. I have to look at it some more and think about it. I think I looked good and I definitely was in great shape. I could have kept that pace up for another four rounds, without a doubt."

"It’s hard to beat that [aggressiveness] out of me, because that’s who I am and that’s who I’ve been for a long, long time. People like watching me because of the way I fight, so it’s hard to get me not to fight that way."

Man.  I don't know how many times Liddell is going to continue to use the "I just got caught" excuse.  I think he invented it?  This is a classic example of a warrior believing that have that one last in his prime performance remaining when that isn't the case.  While it's true that he didn't look so one dimensional out there, he still got put away in highlight reel fashion.... for the third time in a row.  I can relate to Liddell though with my years of baseball.  I haven't played competitively in a decade, yet a small part of me believes that I could go out and do so if I worked out and played consistently for about 3 months.  However, deep down inside I know I couldn't at this stage in the game.  It's time for Liddell to accept that same fate, even though admittedly it's one of the most difficult things decisions a competitive athlete has to make.