UFC 99 rumor: Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell

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ohiostate1016
1/27/09 11:43:44AM
I can't really give up my source at this time, but I heard a very early rumor that the main event for UFC 99 in June could be a LHW fight between Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin.

Please don't take this as gospel; it's just something that I heard through the grapevine. I'm just wondering what your thoughts on the possibility of this fight would be.
ohiostate1016
1/27/09 11:51:45AM
Just FYI, other UFC 99 rumors (which will be in Germany):

Liddell vs. Couture at HW
Couture vs. Nogueira (may happen at 100)
Nogueira vs. Kongo (Randy may not be ready for a June fight)
Penn vs. Kenny Florian for LW title
Sherk vs. Florian
Cro Cop vs. Tito or Machida

For me, the best possible card would be:

Franklin vs. Liddell
Couture vs. Nogueira
Cro Cop vs. Tito
DCRage
1/27/09 11:53:22AM
Considering Liddell is to fight Rua at 96, that might be a bit too soon.

And links to source if possible, please.
fly24hops
1/27/09 12:19:22PM
i just dont see Chuck being ready for 99 after fighting at UFC 96 but Couture Nog would be sweet!!
MattHughesRules
1/27/09 1:44:01PM
I think the date for 99 will be too soon after his fight with Rua at UFC 96. If it were a lesser fighter then Franklin I would say it would be possible Chuck would accept it. Be a great fight to watch though!
Twenty20Dollars
1/27/09 3:45:47PM
Taking out the fact that liddell is suppose to face shogun.

I dont like the matchup, it just doesnt seem like a fight I want to see. I think Chuck and Rich could find better opponents that are more exciting matchups.
prozacnation1978
1/27/09 5:22:41PM
i doubt it

if anything ufc 100 in july more realistic
with two titles on the line and big nog vs couture as main card
bojangalz
1/27/09 5:49:14PM
If Liddell had a nickel for every fight he was rumored to be in, he'd have retired a long time ago.
nickcuc547
1/27/09 6:00:47PM
would love to see this fight go down, honestly i think rich will beat him, but isn't chuck vs. shogun already signed for ufc 97?
higdon10
1/27/09 6:13:14PM
Its gonna be tough for Liddell to fight at 99 after Shogun retires him just a few months before
JackHammerXXX
1/27/09 10:06:55PM
The 'rumor' is/was that Liddell/Shogun at 97 in Montreal, originally slated as a main event, over the Silva/Leites MW champ. bout. So, this is crazy, but yeah why not, if shogun gets hurt, which is obviously is likely, esp. with the injury bug going around.
casey64
1/28/09 3:13:45PM
I would say Rich takes this fight, if it happens, I dont think Chuck would be ready.
keith-hackney1
1/28/09 4:40:56PM

Posted by ohiostate1016

Just FYI, other UFC 99 rumors (which will be in Germany):

Liddell vs. Couture at HW
Couture vs. Nogueira (may happen at 100)
Nogueira vs. Kongo (Randy may not be ready for a June fight)
Penn vs. Kenny Florian for LW title
Sherk vs. Florian
Cro Cop vs. Tito or Machida

For me, the best possible card would be:

Franklin vs. Liddell
Couture vs. Nogueira
Cro Cop vs. Tito



Wheres your source ?? Dont break the forum coding ... All rumors and possible news has to be backed up by a source otherwise its classed as spamming !!!
Pookie
1/28/09 6:27:35PM

Posted by keith-hackney1


Posted by ohiostate1016

Just FYI, other UFC 99 rumors (which will be in Germany):

Liddell vs. Couture at HW
Couture vs. Nogueira (may happen at 100)
Nogueira vs. Kongo (Randy may not be ready for a June fight)
Penn vs. Kenny Florian for LW title
Sherk vs. Florian
Cro Cop vs. Tito or Machida

For me, the best possible card would be:

Franklin vs. Liddell
Couture vs. Nogueira
Cro Cop vs. Tito



Wheres your source ?? Dont break the forum coding ... All rumors and possible news has to be backed up by a source otherwise its classed as spamming !!!



If its in the News section....
bls1919
1/28/09 7:56:12PM

Posted by higdon10

Its gonna be tough for Liddell to fight at 99 after Shogun retires him just a few months before



Pretty bold statment seeing as he could barley finish a wheezing Mark Coleman
I see chuck counterstrking his way to a KO against Rua. That is if shogun has the gas to get to him.
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