Chuck Liddell recently sat down with Joe Buck on his show, "Undeniable with Joe Buck", and he gave an interesting account of one of his more low-key fights. Specifically, he talked about a bare-knuckle fight that he engaged in in Brazil.
Take a look:
“That was an interesting trip. Back then everyone was talking about the crowd and it being dangerous fighting down there because there were riots in the crowd and all that stuff. I went down there and it was my third mixed martial arts fight. We get in there and everyone is getting out of the ring and I looked at my trainer and said, ‘Is that his manager right there?’ ‘I think so.’ ‘Oh!’ His manager was the referee. I was like, ‘This ain’t sounding too good.’”
Yikes! Liddell continued,
“It was one 30-minute round. Bare knuckles. Everything was legal; groin strikes were legal. No eye gouging, no biting and no grabbing the ropes – oh, and no oil. You couldn’t put oil on. Those are the rules they had. It was really interesting actually. They had a net – it was in a ring and they had a net from the bottom rope down to the apron. By the end of the fight, I had him stuffed underneath that thing and I was leaning out and hitting him through the net. There was blood dripping off me, it was pretty funny.”
I don't know if I would consider "blood dripping off me" to be "pretty funny" but yeah... I'm not as tough as these guys.