Pioneer Wing: Chuck Liddell
Chuck Liddell is the epitome of what it means to be a UFC fighter. “The Iceman” reigned as UFC light heavyweight champion from 2005 to 2007, helping thrust the sport in the mainstream as the UFC’s flagship star during the boom period. In a 12-year career he defeated the likes of Jeff Monson, Kevin Randleman, Vitor Belfort, Randy Couture (twice), Tito Ortiz (twice) and Alistair Overeem. His last great performance came at UFC 79 in December 2007, where he outfought Wanderlei Silva in the fight of the year. The Iceman’s record for the most knockouts – 10 – in UFC history still stands today.