Recently, Bill Maher, a comedian and host of the Club Random podcast, had the opportunity to speak with Chuck Liddell, a legendary figure in mixed martial arts (MMA), and the two of them addressed a wide range of topics.
Maher and Liddell were having a conversation about love, relationships, and the end of broken relationships at one point. In his calm and courteous manner, Maher made the following statement:
They always said that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. I don’t know what they meant by that. When you are going through the process of a breakup, however, that is not the case. You know, it’s nothing more than some nonsense from the year 1808 or whatever. That is not the case at all. If a former partner turns out to be a wonderful friend, then the agony of the breakup should ideally be worth it for the two of you. Do you anticipate it happening in the future with your former partner?
From this point on, Liddell had everyone in a state of disarray, as he stated in a straightforward manner:
Maher, who was also bursting with laughter, complimented Liddell on his comedic timing and said the following for him:
“You have the best natural comic timing, I gotta tell you, don’t think about it, don’t make yourself concious, but man.”
Chuck Liddell details backstage brawl under Brazilian promotion from back in the day
In the recent past, “The Iceman” has been featured on a significant number of podcasts. He appeared on the JAXXON podcast alongside Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, which was a particularly noteworthy instance of his appearance.
During the podcast, he discussed a few of the extraordinary events he had while competing in mixed martial arts (MMA), and he went into great depth about a specific incident that took place in Brazil.
Liddell was scheduled to compete against Jose ‘Pele’ Landi-Jons, a Brazilian boxer, but the two participants came dangerously close to getting into a fight backstage the day before the fight. According to “The Iceman,” who remembers the encounter, he said:
The name ‘Pele’ comes to me when I was fighting in Brazil. During the time that there was no one else present in the changing room, he threw a shoulder at me. I was the only person there. Even though I don’t speak Portuguese, he and three of his buddies are going to fight tomorrow. I’m like, “I don’t speak Portuguese.” We are going to be paid tomorrow. Would it be possible for us to wait until tomorrow? Indeed, I am sorry, but all I want is to be compensated for it.
After that, Chuck Liddell went on to describe the fight itself, which was a bareknuckle competition. After making his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) at UFC 17 in May of 1998, he competed in his second professional bout overall.