Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Iceman

Currently, I have been watching one of the veteran's of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Chuck Liddell is the greatest the sport has ever seen. Many people do not respect Chuck because he is old and kind of flabby, but he still has the knock-out punch he had the day he started in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).

Liddell came from a very poor family on the streets of California. At an early age, he was taught to fight by his grandfather. He knew not who his father was, therefore his grandfather was pretty much his only dad.

When Chuck got into college, he wrestled and played football. He bounced at clubs, bar tended, and did some kickboxing during this time. When his friend told him about joining the UFC, he was all for it. When Chuck was kickboxing, he was making around $500 a fight, now he makes over $250,000 for a fight. Not bad for a guy with a degree in accounting, huh?

The famous life treated Chuck very kindly. He received a hummer for fighting in one fight, a lamborghini from the UFC owner just because he liked him, and tons of attention from fans all around the world.

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