Liddell vs Silva 'Its just not meant to happen' - Dana White - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
Punishment 101's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 1,788
Liddell vs Silva 'Its just not meant to happen' - Dana White

In the opening seconds of the UFC 76: "Knockout" pay-per-view (PPV) telecast ringside announcer Mike Goldberg confirmed that Chuck Liddell would face Wanderlei Silva on December 29 with a win over Keith Jardine in the main event.

"Iceman" went on to drop a split-decision to the "Dean of Mean," dashing the monster showdown for which fans have clamored for years once again.

UFC President Dana White seemed resigned to the fact that the biggest fight in mixed martial arts history just one year ago was perhaps "never meant to happen, according to

Here's a snip from White:

"‘It's just not meant to happen,' said White, who talked about a conversation with Silva as the fight was going on, and telling Silva that he thought Jardine was going to win the fight. He noted Silva was in complete denial, seeing huge dollar signs fly out the window."

That's not even the half of it. In fact, there is an article on Yahoo! that mentions Liddell is contemplating hanging up the gloves after his second consecutive loss — the first time that has happened in the illustrious career of the 37-year-old.

Here's a snip from White in that article:

"There's a hunger thing that you have to have to be an elite fighter and I just didn't see a Chuck Liddell who was as hungry as he used to be. Chuck has made a lot of money in this business and he's done a lot of things, but he wasn't the Chuck of old…. He needs to do what's right for him and not worry about us. This isn't the kind of sport you can be in half-heartedly. If you don't have the passion for it, it's time to get out. Only Chuck really knows how he feels, but you wonder because he hasn't looked the same, fire-wise, in either of these last two fights."


All the retirement talk, however, seems to be a bit premature — we're talking about a conversation in a locker room immediately following another disappointing loss. Put simply, this is a major life decision that is perhaps not best determined under the circumstances.

In addition, there is no question that Liddell-Silva is going to sell crazy tickets and monster PPV's. It's probably no longer a headliner, but it will still help fill the till to the brim.

And let's not forget: Silva is also on a two-fight losing skid. He, too, is not getting any younger, either.

Finally, is there another fighter on this planet who Liddell would "get up" more for than "The Axe Murderer?" I don't think so. Provided Liddell decides to not retire, then the clash with Silva makes sense .. and cents.

December 29 is now or never.

"I only want to be known as the best ever, is that too much to ask?" - BJ Penn
Punishment 101 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 10:54 AM
kds13's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 5,148
Blog Entries: 11
I don't think he realizes how many people want to still see this fight...sure neither is champion so its lost its luster, but its still Wanderlei vs. Chuck. You gotta be blind to not see how big this fight still is.

kds13 is offline  
post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 10:59 AM
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 40
I dont exactly understand that, is that dana white talking the whole time? At the end it says they will probably still fight just might not be the main event...unless that was you at the end?
kegann is offline  
post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 11:04 AM
Bad boys bad boys!
pauly_j's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: GY, England
Posts: 2,477
**** Dana White.
pauly_j is offline  
post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 11:05 AM
Light Heavyweight
Biowza's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,474
Blog Entries: 1
When it says 'here is a snip from Dana white' it is introducing Dana White. The following text, in quotation symbols, is Dana White. Its pretty simple...

Originally Posted by pauly_j
**** Dana White.
Very intelligent of you.

Originally Posted by jdun11
This is by far the easiest and safest pick of the year in mma.
Originally Posted by jdun11
Nog's only chance is one of his miracle submissions, after taking a beating the entire fight.
Originally Posted by jdun11
But its not gay if you watch it with a hot chik.
Biowza is offline  
post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 11:09 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 419
Blog Entries: 6
Originally Posted by pauly_j
**** Dana White.
if i werent for dana you wouldnt see half the stuuf you get to
johnfromthe219 is offline  
post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 11:13 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 301
Originally Posted by pauly_j
**** Dana White.
You take him and I take christians!

**** christians!! it's all your fault!
DAMURDOC is offline  
post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 11:25 AM
anton's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hamilton, Waterloo, ON
Posts: 1,406

GSP Dan Henderson Sean Sherk Tyson Griffin Mark Hunt
Prospects Draft: Dong Hyun Kim & Roger Hollett
anton is offline  
post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 11:32 AM
Face the Pain
Aaronyman's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Posts: 7,021
Originally Posted by DAMURDOC
You take him and I take christians!

**** christians!! it's all your fault!
Aaronyman is offline  
post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 11:39 AM
MMAmatt's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 566
christians? huh? i dont get it...

i think another reason might be that there is a good chance chuck would lose that fight, and so 3 in a row Chuck would be out for sure, Dana doesnt really want that because hes a big draw for the average fan
MMAmatt is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome