Posted by Naturaldisaster
Posted by keith-hackney1
Either chuck drops down to middleweight for an immediate title shot against silva, maybe white will slightly adapt the rules so that anderson silva cannot strike liddell to the head, that way chuck should wear a belt again very soon. Im sure all the other middleweights who have earned their space in the top 10 wouldn't mind the ex LHW champ with his impressive 1-2 come back streak, coming down a weight class to take their title shots for them.
There is of course the opportunity to leave the ufc and fight some more grapplers like he did when he was the unbeatable champion. With the ufc LHW division being full of dangerous strikers like vanderlei, machida, griffin and rampage, that redemption of chucks title dream seems very vague to me. He could always fight houston alexander, that way there's a 50/50 percent chance of liddell winning as you would have 2 one style fighters with weak chins throwing down for a win.
With randy couture back in the HW division, an unstoppable anderson silva in the MW division, and a LHW division full of strikers who all have chucks card. Doesn't look good for liddell. I see him leaving partnership with the ufc and taking on the next role of THE SCORPION KING 3 financed globally by his best friend dana. Maybe mr white will try and make liddell the best film actor now there's no chance of him holding a UFC belt again.... ??????
Dude your an idiot. There not gonna have chuck drop to middle weight and get an immidiate title shot. You act like UFC is hand pickin chucks opponents. But if your gonna hand pick his opponents then why the hell would you give him Rampage, Jardine, Wandy and Rashad? And so what if he and dana are good friends? i didnt realize there was a rule book that said you and your boss cant be cool. Chucks done a lot for the UFC, some people need to learn to respect him.
I bet your favorite fighter is Liddell ... right ???
The UFC doesn't hand pick chucks opponents, dana does. Since getting ko'd by rampage, he made his comeback with an explosive 3 round loss to keith jardine. Not the greatest start for the former 7 time LHW champion. Fair enough he beat vanderlei, but i don't think that fight was impressive from liddell. For years he wanted vanderlei, promised every fan he would knock him out, and didn't. Chuck only beat vanderlei because the UFC favours the double leg takedowns on the scorecards, after 1 round going toe to toe with silva, chuck knew he wasn't gonna get the ko, so he threw in a few take downs to make sure the decision went his way. Then we come to rashad evans. No one apart from a selective few including myself thought rashad evans had the game to beat liddell. I predicted the outcome to a T !! Chuck is a great striker who has ko ability. At the time he ruled the LHW division, he was beating wrestlers and grapplers. There wasn't any ko power opponents around to stop chuck at that time. Now with the likes of rampage, forest, machida, thiago and vanderlei, liddells style would be a bad match up for any of those fighters named above because the chances of him loosing would be alot greater than if he was to fight the grapplers and wrestlers with little stand up skill.
Rashad evans has just let the world know the greatest gameplan there is on how to beat chuck liddell. He called it saturday night. All the grapplers in the past including coutures last two rematches with chuck were all about getting liddell down to the mat. Chuck does have good hands and the best takedown defence in that division, but when he fights a good solid mixed martial artist who has a good solid pair of hands too, its a 50/50 fight for him. Rashad evans is underfeated for a reason, everybody looked past that statement right there. Even chucks biggest fans must admit that he does fight with his hands down all the time. Rampage caught him with the hook flush on the chin. Rashad put his left jab out there to divert liddells attention, then threw that same power hook, same place on the chin that rampage landed.
Dana and chuck are best buddies. I believe that dana thought rashad wasn't good enough at this point in his career to cause chuck major problems on the feet. Had chuck won, the ufc would say that with rashad's impressive unbeatable record taken away by the hands of liddell, that would be the biggest argument in justifying liddells immediate title shot against griffin. I ask, with the outcome going to rashad, does rashad get a title shot ??? .. Or will dana feed him to machida or rampage first ???
Surely rashad deserves a shot a the title now ... !!!!
But i bet he don't get it.
Dana would quite happily pit liddell up against shogun next seen as shogun hasn't fought in all this time and has had surgery due to a serious injury. Its iot to be in liddells best interest that a win over shogun would propell him back into the top 5 quickly. I want to see liddell fight vera, if liddell wins, he should fight rampage for the 3rd time before he gets put in the title picture again. Machida, rashad, vanderlei and rampage along with the champ griffin are the top 5 LHW's now, liddell needs to rack up a couple of worthy wins before he gets put in that top 5 bracket. I don't think its too late in his career to get another title shot, randy couture is living proof that age doesn't matter in mma, chuck can do it, but he should start from the bottom again.