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Photos: Chuck Liddell meets double for first time at Madame Tussauds
UFC sports legend Chuck Liddell comes face to face today with a mighty tough guy that he’s never fought before. In fact, it’s himself! The beloved celebrity athlete has been immortalized in wax by Madame Tussauds at The Venetian, and this morning the 40-year-old fighter sees his $300,000 double for the first time when it’s unveiled here on The Strip.
Fans received an advance peek at the figure at the recent UFC Fan Expo, but Chuck didn’t. Now he becomes the first MMA star to be inducted into Madame Tussauds. His superstar career garnered headlines for his seven-win streak over such greats as Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz.
Chuck, who has been a part of UFC’s extraordinary success in the past decade, will see his figure posed inside a UFC cage, and visitors will get the opportunity to be photographed with him in the mini Octagon. He joins such VIPs as Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Presidents Obama and George W. Bush on display at the museum.
We’ll add photos of today’s unveiling to this posting, so be sure to check back for the photo gallery.
Updated at 11:44 a.m.: The first photo we received from the official unveiling is posted.
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