This is one of the best one-round scraps in recent memory, even though it was never meant to be.
Liddell was supposed to face off against Tito Ortiz for the third time after they spent most of the 11th season of the Ultimate Fighter coaching against each other. Unfortunately, Ortiz had to pull out of the bout, and was kicked off of the show, because of a back injury that prevented him from fighting Liddell.
In comes Rick Franklin. The school teacher-turned-professional ass-kicker stepped up and took the fight against Liddell. On paper, it was a decent match-up; both fighters could see where they stood after coming off of losses.
The fight ended up being more exciting than a third fight with Ortiz probably would have been. It was a back-and-forth stand-up war. Franklin even had his left hand broken thanks to a kick from Liddell.
But the broken arm didn't matter. With less than 10 seconds left in the round, Chuck came in swinging like a wild man and left himself wide open to a beautiful straight right from Franklin that put the Iceman on ice.
Hopefully, this will be the last time we see Liddell in MMA. He's had a great career, has nothing left to prove, is a Hall of Famer, and will always have a place in the hearts of all true MMA fans.