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Friday, October 16, 2009
Chuck Liddell's dancing diary, Week 5

By Chuck Liddell (as told to Laura Lane)
Special to Page 2

Editor's note: Chuck Liddell was voted off "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday. Ten celebrities remain, including athletes Louie Vito, Michael Irvin and Natalie Coughlin. This is Liddell's final DWTS blog for Page 2.

I thought I'd get more votes, but it's just one of those things. It didn't happen. Aaron Carter and I were in the bottom two on Tuesday's show. He got an 18, a point higher than me. I knew it wasn't looking too good. I was more disappointed for Anna (Trebunskaya, dance partner) when we were voted off. She works so hard and gets so into it. I just wish I could have pulled it off for a little bit longer for her. It is what it is, you know?

Chuck Liddell
The music finally stopped this week for Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya on Dancing with the Stars."

Brad Penny and Jason Biggs came out on Monday to see the show. Brad came more to support me than anything. He knows it was something real hard for me, and I was putting in a lot work.

I'm disappointed. I thought Monday went all right. I got to do some lifts, and we had fun with it. I liked the song, Brooks and Dunn's "Boot Scootin' Boogie." I thought we did better than 17 (out of a score of 30). The two-step was fun. I had a good time with it. It was hard. Anna didn't really know it, so she's trying to teach me something she barely learned. I'm not a dancer. I think I was doing a great job with what I was given. I was practicing five, six hours a day for two months. I worked hard.

I'm not shocked I was off before Michael Irvin. The football guys always do real well with the votes. They're hard to beat. They have much larger demographic. It's a big sport. UFC fans are probably watching the show. They just don't vote. It's one of those things. Our actual target demographic is probably 18- to 35-year-old males, and that is definitely not the "Dancing With The Stars" crowd. Anybody could win it now depending on the week.

I'll probably go back to my normal posture now. That was some of my extra homework: walking straight and trying to do some of the extra dance steps. I'm going to Vegas, and then my move-out day is Saturday, so they move pretty quick. I've got to move all my stuff out of my apartment I had for the show. I've been living in L.A. by the Grove since August 16. It was cool. I liked the location. My brother and a couple of the other guys will come down to help me move.

I had a good time on the show. It was a fun experience, and I guess I learned some new dance moves. I haven't decided if I'll return to UFC. I'm actually going out and talking to Dana White, so we'll see. It's going to be a little bit before I decide. I'm going to take some time.

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