Posted by Trapt1nw0nder
Rashad Jardine already fought no?
it will most likey be Liddell/Jardine....Rashad is still maturing his game..so is Bisping...and they're not gonna feed them to chuck if they're not ready
Jardine has asked for the fight..he thinks he is ready.....while Rashad has clearly said that in about a year..and Bisping has to prove himself still..
Jardine/Liddell....Liddell 1st or 2nd round KO
Yes, Rashad and Jardine have already fought. It was on the TUF series in the HW division. However, i'm pretty sure that was before they got to be friends and trained together.
It's probably really hard for UFC to pick a challenger at this point. All the fighters with the potential in the UFC to fight Chuck are either to green and haven't fought the quality opponent to earn the shot, (Rashad, Jardine, Bisbing)or have already been beaten by Chuck at least twice (Tito, Babalu, Couture). The only possible exception to this being Machida, who has wins over the likes of Rich Franklin and BJ Penn.
I myself agree with the opinion that it will Jardine. Granted, imo, I don't believe he has earned a title shot for beating the one opponent with credentials (Forrest) that he has beaten. He's fought some descent opponents, just not the top caliber ones. However, out of the people available, I think he is the most deserving. Machida is relatively unknown to most casual fans, Rashad has been fighting to many cans lately, and Bisbing really hasn't fought anybody yet. Jardine just dominated the guy that would have been Chucks next fight if he would've beaten him. In addition, Jardine could probably make for an exciting fight and it would probably be a pretty easy sell. He probably gets knocked out, but that can be pretty exciting
. That's just my opinion.