This may turn out to be another controversial selection. With that said, I am specifically referring to the last few years of “The Iceman’s” career.
Back in his prime, Liddell was capable of absorbing all sorts of punishment. He had a terrific chin. Unfortunately, those earlier wars caught up with him and his ability to take a punch declined dramatically.
It seemingly started with his second loss to “Rampage.”
Although Jackson is known as a powerful puncher, it took only a fraction of that power to send Chuck crashing to the floor.
Things only got worse for the former light heavyweight king in later years, with “Shogun” Rua putting him to sleep with a pretty ordinary-looking left hook.
But perhaps the worst knockout of Liddell’s career came in his final fight, against Rich Franklin.
Chuck crumpled to the floor after a short left hook towards the end of the first round. The punch didn’t appear to carry a great deal of power, yet Liddell went down like he had been taken out by a sniper.
As a former favourite of mine, I lament the fact that I had to put Chuck Liddell on this list. There was no denying his frailty towards the end of his career, however.