Liddell leaves himself exposed and pays price

Chuck Liddell has been told over and over not to uncork that ill-fated left hook and leave himself exposed. But he did, and paid the price.

Updated: June 26, 2007, 12:01 PM ET
By Ryan Hockensmith | ESPN The Magazine

He's been told a million times not to throw the punch. And yet in one of the biggest moments of one of his biggest fights, Chuck Liddell still uncorked that ill-fated left hook to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's body.

It's not so much the punch itself that doomed Liddell. It was the return overhand right by Jackson that unthawed "The Iceman" in 1:53 of UFC 71's main event last Saturday night. That's the right hand that knocked Liddell to the floor and led to Jackson's offensive rampage ...

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