Nice. This is a good, tough rebound fight for Shogun, much as Chuck-v-Wandy was for those two guys. No messin' around.
Posted by xchickox
[...]if shogun comes in at the top of his game then i think chuck doesn't stand a chance
Liddell suffered, imho, for not facing a good striker for a long time. He got used to beating up grapplers, his defense atrophied, and he lost to the first two quality strikers he fought. However, I think that actually favors Chuck in a match against Shogun.
Liddell has already shown that he's rebounding from his losses to Jackson and Jardine, and even said he was disappointed that he couldn't finish Silva. He still had little birdies circling his head after his loss to Rampage, and he already knew why he lost. He's a smart fighter and he's (re-) learning how to fight strikers. Shogun will have a hard time landing a good blow, much as Silva did (and much as Jardine did, for that matter).
I haven't seen Shogun take the kind of punishment that Wanderlei Silva has, so I don't know about his chin one way or the other, but the odds are against anyone having the same resilience as Silva.
If I knew ahead of time that Shogun was going to rebound from his loss in his next fight, I might
give him a 60-40 edge, but certainly no more than that. I can see this fight ending in a dozen plausible ways, and Chuck's victory shout features in about half of them.
Posted by Flip
The logical move would be to cut weight because let's face it he won't go anywhere against Cro Cop or Emelienenko when he arrives.
Cro Cop and Emelianenko are both Heavyweights.