John Hacklman (Liddell's trainer) says that Chuck vs Wandy is on @ UFC 79

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DoTheMMAth
10/9/07 3:23:48PM
The interview


PC: I know you guys were eyeballing a fight with Shogun, but his knee surgery will prevent that fight from happening. Will you still like to get the Wanderlei fight?

JH: Looks like the Wanderlei fight is going to happen.

PC: Ok, is it still going to be in December?

JH: December, yeah!

CornishMMA
10/9/07 3:26:42PM
I called it after ufc 76 despite them saying he had to win to get it!

Makes alot of sense and has - in a funny sort of way - got the importance back into the fight, it will be a big fight cos 3 losses in a row will somewhat ruin 1 fighters career, if it isnt for a unification between them both as ufc + pride champions then this is the next best thing IMHO
thepunisher
10/9/07 3:31:56PM
UFC 79 looks like the sickest card ever so far

Kongo VS Big Nog
Serra VS Hughes
Wand VS Liddell

BJ VS Joe Daddy could be added to this card if Sherk fails his appeal

I am thinking i have to go to this
GermanWolf
10/9/07 3:39:44PM
**** YEAH! About time.
DoTheMMAth
10/9/07 3:42:17PM

Posted by thepunisher

Kongo VS Big Nog



The Nog vs Kongo fight is questionable. Some sites have reported that this fight is off while others still list it in their rumors section. The original news came from a Nog interview I believe though, so who even knows
wrona666
10/9/07 3:47:06PM
I think this is a big mistake for Liddell to take this fight......Chuck just hasnt shown the hunger lately and i know Wanderlei is going to come to punish whomever he fights next......
kevietre
10/9/07 3:56:03PM
The UFC is classic for doing this and smart too. Whenever both fighters come off of a loss they match them up since they know they will fight hard. The Bonnar / Griffin rematch didnt happen till both of them came off losses.

Now with Wandy and Chuck both losing their last two fights they are going to come out looking to KO the other. I think this PPV should have been called Knockout.

Either way we get to hear Mike Goldberg say "This is the one we have waited our entire lives for."

bezun
10/9/07 4:06:10PM
aaaghh, aaawwwgghhhh. yep... i am now sitting in a puddle of joy. THIS WILL BE THE SHIT! I am so glad that this thing can finaly happen.
wapttn
10/9/07 4:28:23PM

Posted by CornishMMA

I called it after ufc 76 despite them saying he had to win to get it!

Makes alot of sense and has - in a funny sort of way - got the importance back into the fight, it will be a big fight cos 3 losses in a row will somewhat ruin 1 fighters career, if it isnt for a unification between them both as ufc + pride champions then this is the next best thing IMHO



same here.. i was almost tempted to look up some past articles to quote myself. There was no way they couldnt let this fight happen. Both fighters are getting old, both are legends, both comming off two losses, winner gets a huge win, loser rethinks his career. Not only is it sooooo easy to promote, this will probably be the last guaranteed chance that these fighters meet in the octagon without being on a rascal.

With that said, nog/kongo wont happen until january and sherk has less than a month until his appeal is rejected. I'm pretty sure we're gonna see stevenson/penn at 79.
xxdeadpoolxx
10/9/07 4:30:55PM
I think this fight will be a let down with all the anticipation for it and chuck beginning to look like a downward spirial it has let down written all over it
bezun
10/9/07 4:33:06PM
Wandy is only 31
NatedawgThaM
10/9/07 4:36:31PM
Cool, I'd pay $40+ dollars any PPV to see Wandy KO Chuck....

WAR PRIDE!!!!
babalu2720
10/9/07 4:42:06PM

Posted by kevietre

Either way we get to hear Mike Goldberg say "This is the one we have waited our entire lives for."

Or we get to hear "And it is all over!!!!!!
And then Joe come back with "I'm shocked this is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!"

FantasyFighter
10/9/07 4:46:12PM
This may be the greatest news of the year so far in MMA.

This could also be billed as 1 of the 2 remaining fights (the other being Randy vs Fedor) that will finally end all the useless UFC vs. Pride debate. More so this fight though I think. Both of these guys have pretty much been the face of their respective organizations for a good while now.

CANT WAIT!!!!!! Go Wandy!!!!!

Prediction: Wanderlei by KO in the 1st!
nubby
10/9/07 4:48:56PM

Posted by babalu2720


Posted by kevietre

Either way we get to hear Mike Goldberg say "This is the one we have waited our entire lives for."

Or we get to hear "And it is all over!!!!!!
And then Joe come back with "I'm shocked this is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!"




When I read that, I actually heard it in my head. Awesome.
DCRage
10/9/07 4:56:16PM
On paper this looks like the big Superbowl weekend card, only a few weeks before Superbowl weekend. But if UFC wants to end this year on a high note this is a great way to do it.
nickcuc547
10/9/07 5:00:11PM
i dont care if they are both coming off of two losses, this is still a great matchup, this could be it for chuck if he loses, three straight losses will put him completely out of the title picture, meanwhile if wandy loses he could still climb up the ladder becasue this is his first ufc loss. with all that said i gotta say chuck catches wandy in the first, but not after he eats some nice shots from an over aggressive silva.
Vendetta
10/9/07 6:20:20PM
Great stuff, can't wait to see that fight.
babalu2720
10/9/07 7:09:49PM

Posted by nubby


Posted by babalu2720


Posted by kevietre

Either way we get to hear Mike Goldberg say "This is the one we have waited our entire lives for."

Or we get to hear "And it is all over!!!!!!
And then Joe come back with "I'm shocked this is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!"




When I read that, I actually heard it in my head. Awesome.



As much as people bag on Rogan and Goldy I don't know what I would do without them
wolfgarnaud
10/9/07 7:28:57PM
i think that liddell doesnt deserve that fight but we do, so i got nothing to say
HulkRage
10/9/07 7:29:21PM
79 is looking top notch.
Darnok
10/9/07 8:41:52PM
I was wondering why they said Chuck had to win his last fight in order to fight Wandy. It didn't make sense.

Now we get to see the fight of the century. Maybe Chuck will stay out of the bars for a couple of weeks before the fight.
Ordep
10/10/07 2:17:50PM

Posted by wolfgarnaud

i think that liddell doesnt deserve that fight but we do, so i got nothing to say






" Unbelievable The Iceman has lost three in and row... "

Happy New Year !!!!!
jae_1833
10/10/07 10:01:19PM
F-ing Finally!!!
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