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Chuck Liddell reflects on Shane McMahon trying to get him to join WWE recently interviewed former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell where he spoke about a wide range of topics. 

During the interview, Liddell revealed that Shane McMahon made him an offer to him to join WWE several years ago when he was on top of the MMA world. 

 “Actually, I used to hang out with Shane McMahon every once in a while, we would go out and party sometimes. Good dude. And he said ‘If you’re ever seriously interested about coming over we should talk.’ But, you know I never really… I love fighting and I love being in real fighting and I mean I got nothing against WWE. I wouldn’t mind doing that now too. It’s just acting, going out and doing the acting. That’s more like acting. Those guys, they’re very, it’s a lot of training for those guys. Those guys do some pretty impressive things in the ring as far as… I mean it’s all staged, but it’s still you know, it’s not easy.”

Although Liddell has an amateur wrestling background, he’s never trained for pro wrestling. Talents with a similar background that made it big in WWE include the likes of Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle. Chad Gable, Charlie Haas, and Shelton Benjamin are also notable names. 

Liddell continued, “One of the things I’ve always had with that sport too, is… the difference between my sport and their things, see you’re putting your trust in the other guy not to hurt you. Surrendering your body to him. Like, throw you and hope he doesn’t hurt you. In my sport, I’m responsible for you not hurting me. I like having the responsibility on my end not yours.”


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