Fred: Hey Chuck... How do you rank Tito Ortiz as far as top 10 all time UFC fighters? Does he even make the list?
Chuck Liddell: Umm, it depends on how you're making your list. As best fighters? No. Making a name for yourself, and being a face of the sport? Then, yeah. I think he's a tough fighter, but I don't put him in the top 10. He did do his thing when he was there.
Joel H.: For the beginners out there trying out MMA, do you think it is better to learn wrestling techniques first before learning how to box?
Chuck Liddell: I don't think it's better to learn any of them first. Try to learn them both at the same time. Wrestle, figure out your strengths and weaknesses. Then you know where to concentrate your efforts.
Patrick: what made you pick the DMX song for you intro before a fight? and what does the "X" gesture mean, you do it as you walk to the octagon.
Chuck Liddell: That X was actually something created by one of the kids in Hawaiian Kenpo class. The song, Dana White showed us that. I gave him some suggestions. But never put up a fight about it. I asked about Pantera, or Lars and the Bastards. There were a couple good songs by them. They didn't say anything about it, and then they picked one. Still, i get fired up when I hear that song. I associate it with me walking out to the cage.
Carl Winslow: If Anderson Silva decided to gain about 20 lbs and fight LHW, A)would you fight him? and B)How would you beat him?
Chuck Liddell: A)yes, I'd fight him. There's no one in the world I wouln't fight. B) I';d have to mix it up, keep him off balanced, off his game, not let him get up.
ralph : Chuck, any idea why 'Big John' the popular UFC ref, retired from UFC officiating?
banger: you think couture can beat fedor?
Chuck Liddell: I haven't talked to him about it, anything that anyone else hasn't heard from the internet. I have no insight into that.
Chuck Liddell: Yeah, I think it's a difficult fight for Fedor. Couture can control if the fight is on his feet or on the ground. If it's on the ground, fedor would end up on his back. He's never knocked anyone out with a punch from his feet. Randy's not an easy man to knock out.
claresher1: Chuck, what would have to happen before you could fight Quinton again? If you do, I hope you freakin' blow him out of the Octagon. It killed me when you lost to him.
Chuck Liddell: Honestly, I just need to wion this fight, and hope he wins his fight against Forest.
Patrick: you got away from using kicks and clinching to set up the overhand right, but got back to it when you fought Wanderlei. Are you going to continue to use those tools or just wait for the right opening for a knock out punch?
Administrator4: Please keep the questions coming! Chuck is answering as fast as he can!
Chuck Liddell: I got back to doing what I do best, mixing it up. I hope to keep mixing it up with shots, and set my shots up better.
alex: Wanted to ask Chuck if he's done anything different with his training regimen for this fight.
Chuck Liddell: It's similar to my last fight, a few different things because I'm fighting a wrestler. We don't change our training camp very much from fighter to fighter.