Chuck Liddell vs Anderson Silva UFC 95 fight possible for main event Feb. 21 - 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.

Reply

Old 11-17-2008, 02:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
screenamesuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,466
Blog Entries: 2
screenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crossesscreenamesuck Is Respected By All He Crosses
Chuck Liddell vs Anderson Silva UFC 95 fight possible for main event Feb. 21

http://mmamania.com/2008/11/16/chuck...-event-feb-21/

Quote:
UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (23-4) could take another break from the 185-pound division and trade leather with former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (21-6) in a special 205-pound match up in the works for the UFC 95 main event, according to The Sun. UFC 95 was actually just made official today for the O2 Arena in London, England, on February 21.
Liddell was supposed to collide with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 85: “Bedlam” earlier this year at the venue but injuries to both fighters forced them off the card, leaving British fans feeling a bit empty after shelling out their hard-earned Euros to see the “Iceman” headline a show.
Perhaps this is the promotion’s way of making up for that unfortunate situation.
The match up, if it happens, will more than likely be a little bitter sweet, considering Liddell has lost three of his last four fights — he’s no longer the same fighter who dominated the division for two years up until 2007. Nonetheless, he is still a huge draw and a very popular fighter who is very capable of putting on a great show.
Liddell was most recently on the wrong end of a vicious knockout at UFC 88: “Breakthrough” courtesy of Rashad Evans. Before the loss, he had his sights on getting back in the title hunt after a thrilling unanimous decision win over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79: “Nemesis” on December 27, 2007.
By the time he next steps inside the Octagon Liddell will be 40 years old.
Silva has been unstoppable ever since he made his UFC debut in 2006, rattling off a ridiculous eight-fight win streak. He has not gone the distance, or beyond the third round for that matter, in any of those fights. “The Spider” essentially cleaned out the division and has now begun considering and taking fights 20 pounds north of his middleweight division limit to keep himself challenged.
In fact, he thrashed James Irvin in his 205-pound debut via first round technical knockout at UFC Fight Night 14 this past July.
Silva most recently defended his 185 title against Patrick Cote in a bizarre bout at UFC 90 last month, which ended when “The Predator” went down with a freak knee injury and could not continue. Before the collapse of the Canadian, Silva was bouncing, dancing and perhaps showboating, resulting in a negative reaction from several fans and critics.
He’s eager to get back in the cage to remind everyone what he’s capable of … and Liddell could be the man that Silva takes out his frustration on if the bout comes together, which is not the most envious position to be in for Liddell.
Last I heard Dana wasn't to thrilled with making this fight happen
screenamesuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 11-17-2008, 02:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
<= MODERATOR=>
 
Xerxes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,224
Xerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By All
I think Chuck should get Silva after 2 wins or at least one. He really can't afford to loose again.

Last edited by Xerxes : 11-17-2008 at 02:41 PM.
Xerxes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 05:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
Shogun Shogun Shogun
 
cezwan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: australia
Posts: 1,072
cezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of lightcezwan is a glorious beacon of light
can you imagine if liddell actually beats him?

what will everyone think!
__________________
Shogun is my homeboy.

cezwan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 09:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
RNC - the fighting mans lullaby
 
The Lone Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere between Hell and Earth
Posts: 1,569
The Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of KnowledgeThe Lone Wolf Is True Champion Of Knowledge
Wow, Chuck REALLY needs to work on keeping his hands up if he wants to take on someone as quick, accurate, and powerful as Silva.

Cant see this fight happening any time soon
The Lone Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 09:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
Welterweight
 
BrianRClover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saint Louis MO
Posts: 2,332
BrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By AllBrianRClover Is Beloved By All
Wow! I can see why Dana may not like this fight.

I personally think that Silva's next opponent is going to get thrashed, Liddell included. Leaving Dana with one o his biggest names on a bad losing streak including a loss to a guy who fights 15 pounds lighter than him. And as for his winner, possible retirement plans?????

Yeah, not a good fight for the promotion if you ask me, all though I would love to see it as a fan.
BrianRClover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 09:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
Featherweight
 
looney liam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: manchester, england
Posts: 1,246
looney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level nowlooney liam is on another level now
Quote:
Originally Posted by cezwan View Post
can you imagine if liddell actually beats him?

what will everyone think!
if chuck wins he will instantly be back in the title picture. yet if silva wins he'll pretty much be in the same place he is now. everyone will say beating the chuck of today holds no ground, silva will have to beat a true contender..

this is going to be an awesome fight, and we'll be guaranteed a tko finish. i think silva will force chuck to be the aggressor and get a ko on the counter.

but if this fight is at ufc 95, that means we'll have to wait a while for the next middleweight title fight. if okami gets through lister he should be next in line.
__________________
<--- the punch that started it all!

My current favirote fighters
Anderson Silva
Junior Dos Santos
Mauricio Rua
Alistair Overeem
Jon Jones

WAR dan hardy, paul daley, ross pearson and terry etim doing it for the britz!
looney liam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 622
BazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the roughBazDaManUk is a jewel in the rough
The moving up and down divisions isn't going to help Silva, he said it affected him coming into the Cote fight as he had to put on an extra 15-20lbs before cutting for the LHW match with Irvin.

He needs to either move up permanently or clean out the new contenders in the MW division.
BazDaManUk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 12:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lightweight
Image Hosting by Picoodle.com
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,860
69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now69nites is on another level now
this is going to be very boring.

2 counterstrikers backing up the whole time.
69nites is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 12:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
MMA Fanatic
 
Bad Ace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 80
Bad Ace Needs A HugBad Ace Needs A HugBad Ace Needs A HugBad Ace Needs A HugBad Ace Needs A HugBad Ace Needs A HugBad Ace Needs A Hug
When 2 counterstrikers face each other, one usually becomes the striker. After Liddell's mistake with Evans, I highly doubt it will be him. In my opinion, Silva will advance on Liddell and probably KO him in the 3rd. That being said, I think this is an excellent fight for Liddell to take. If he wins, he's catapulted back onto the top. If he loses (one "O" by the way), he'll take another huge paycheck and retire. Win, win I think.
Bad Ace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 12:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
Flyweight
 
Combat Soul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In my poes
Posts: 302
Combat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura aboutCombat Soul has a spectacular aura about
It is a way for Chuck to get right back on top in one fight, seeing as his stock has been affected with the recent losses. If he loses nobody is that surprised, it is a good fight for him i think. As for Silva it would do his 205 campaign no harm in beating a former champ and big name that is still just about credible (before he develops whats called Shamrockitis.)

It is a fight that has benefits for both guys, it will be easy for UFC to sell, and it would be a guranteed KO.
__________________
Chute Boxe Cabra!
Combat Soul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

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

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios