I am and always have been a HUGE fan of the Iceman. But frankly, it appears that his time has come.
He is not as fast, he has pretty much quit doing anything but counterpunching (which folks are not walking into like they used to).
The sheer, frightening aggression that used to be the focal point of his fights is not there.
I just don't see anyone really having a need to fight him. And to be honest, I don't see him having anything left to prove. Title shot? The line ahead of him has just gotten longer. And to be honest...I don't think Chuck would get it back. Beating Rashad and then Forest might have been his only best chance.
He still has a legacy that speaks for itself. Why take the chance to detract from it further?