Chuck Liddell has been the poster boy for UFC for quite a while. He is probably "still" the most well-recognized MMA fighter in the United States.
In his prime, the Iceman electrified the typical fan with dazzling knockouts that came from awkward stances and unorthodox angles.
A more knowledgeable fan will also respect Liddell for launching an era of sprawl-and-brawl strikers. Grapplers like Jeremy Horn, Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture saw cuckoo birds (multiple times) thanks to Chuck.
His match against Wanderlei Silva in 2007, a pivotal fight that represented the clash between UFC and Pride FC, was basically an epic battle between Silva and Liddell fans. Internet forums exploded with bets, insults, threats, dares, and more.
You might feel a little sad knowing that Liddell is aging, but you will always have faith in his overhand right.
You secretly think to yourself, "Would I look pretty good in a Mohawk?" The answer is probably a 'no,' but one can always dream. Few can pull off a 'stache and a mohawk.
He is also probably the only reason why you tuned in to watch "Dancing with the Stars." You chuckle at how stiff he looks and conclude that Liddell was born and will die a fighter, not a Salsa dancer.