Huge Upset at UFC 88

Vegito728

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Light heavyweights: Rashad Evans (17-0-1) def. Chuck Liddell (21-6)
How: TKO, 1:51 Round 2

Key moment: Evans, after not having landed many strikes, suddenly connected with a punishing overhand right that knocked Liddell out.

Analysis: Liddell made the same mistake he made when he lost his light heavyweight belt last year to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. He went to throw an uppercut and Evans caught him with a booming overhand right. The win will zoom Evans to the top of the division and places him squarely among the UFC’s elite at 205 pounds. Liddell has lost three of his last four and there at least has to be thought if he’s come to the end of the line of a spectacular career. – Kevin Iole

So what do you guys think? Is it time for Liddel to call it quits?
 

Babe_Ruth

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I personally dont think this is a huge upset, its been pretty clear that Liddell has been on the decline in that last year or so, especially after losing to Rampage. I don't think he should retire just yet, but if he loses his next match, then yes I think he should call it quits.
 

Vegito728

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I personally dont think this is a huge upset, its been pretty clear that Liddell has been on the decline in that last year or so, especially after losing to Rampage. I don't think he should retire just yet, but if he loses his next match, then yes I think he should call it quits.
Haha. I don't think it's an upset either but it was the headliner on Yahoo so I went with it.

Liddell has actually done pretty well this year for his age, but there's no doubt he has lost a step. He can still compete it's just he can't compete and win against the kids anymore. I think it's just about time for him to call it quits.
 
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Major

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I agree with MJ. Not really much of an upset considering Rashad Evans has never lost. Chuck is still a quality fighter, but I think it's time for him to hang 'em up. He just doesn't have what it takes to compete for the belt anymore.