Celebrity boxing is all the rage right now and former UFC Lightweight Champion Chuck Liddell has a fight in mind. The UFC Hall of Famer wants to take on an NBA Hall of Famer, and one of the biggest ever.

Liddell is down to have a fight with Shaq. While talking to Unlocking The Cage with Jimmy Smith Liddell was very open to the idea of taking on Shaquille O’Neal.

Liddell, who retired from combat sports in 2018, would certainly be open to take a payday to box with Shaq. He said that the fight would be a fun one to take.

“Yeah, Shaq would be a fun one, change it up and try to reach Shaq.”


“You gotta remember, one of my sparring partners for a long time was 6’10″,” Liddell continued. “So it’s not big, but I trained with Gan McGee for forever, and my brother is 6’4, 6’5, 300lb. But standing next to Shaq, Shaq’s a big man… I’m always around big guys, but Shaq’s one of those few guys you go up to and go ‘Damn, Shaq’s big.’”

Chuck Liddell then doubled down and said that fighting Shaq would be a “fun one,” again. We’ll have to see if Shaq takes Liddell up on this offer to step in the ring. Odds are Shaq is going to stay where he is, but you can never count him out. He did surprise a lot of fans by his performance in AEW.

Liddell would also be down to fight Charles Barkley. He has also thrown shots at Jake Paul in the past. Obviously, Chuck Liddell is still looking for a fight.

Would you be down to watch Liddell vs Shaq? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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