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A Fight We Never Got to See

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One of the matches that should have happened but never did was Dan Henderson v Chuck Liddell. Hendo's latest right hand KO has me thinking what we missed. What are your thoughts? Who would win and why? What would happen if they both threw the overhand right at the same time?

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Post #1   3/6/11 6:36:09AM   

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It would depend on what time in history it happened

End of 08 - Now: Henderson, Chuck has been in too many wars right now and his chin is all over the place, his style is different and Henderson has too many advantages over him.

2004 - End of 08 - Chuck Liddell, between 04 and Chuck getting Knocked out by Rashad (which I believe was the final chip in the chin), Chuck had a better advantage, he would have been able to sprawl and brawl, had more weapons in his arsenal than just his right hand like Dan, and Chuck would be able to fight landing big hard blows, Dan would have been fed directly into all the other fighters he fought in that period, limited stand up and wrestling, Check the list, Randy, Tito, Jeremy heck even Marvin Eastman, Dan would have just been another to the list.

Mid 03 - End of 03 - Henderson, This was between the losses to Randy and Rampage, Chuck had a lot wrong with his technique, was still developing as a fighter, and this was when Henderson started getting into the big fights with Big Nog, Arona, yeah he might have lost but he proved he could hang with them. How many times can chuck say he fought a heavyweight with 30 pounds weight difference

99 - 03 - Chuck, this was when Chuck had developed and started inviting the sprawl and brawl tactic, he had come off the loss of Jeremy Horn and started working the wrestling in reverse strategy, finally perfecting the style.

97-99 - Henderson and for the reason above, Henderson in the early days would have had a stronger wrestling advantage, although evenly matched, Henderson would have taken a slight advantage. No doubt it would be a great and competitive match up.

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Posted by jjeans

It would depend on what time in history it happened

End of 08 - Now: Henderson, Chuck has been in too many wars right now and his chin is all over the place, his style is different and Henderson has too many advantages over him.

2004 - End of 08 - Chuck Liddell, between 04 and Chuck getting Knocked out by Rashad (which I believe was the final chip in the chin), Chuck had a better advantage, he would have been able to sprawl and brawl, had more weapons in his arsenal than just his right hand like Dan, and Chuck would be able to fight landing big hard blows, Dan would have been fed directly into all the other fighters he fought in that period, limited stand up and wrestling, Check the list, Randy, Tito, Jeremy heck even Marvin Eastman, Dan would have just been another to the list.

Mid 03 - End of 03 - Henderson, This was between the losses to Randy and Rampage, Chuck had a lot wrong with his technique, was still developing as a fighter, and this was when Henderson started getting into the big fights with Big Nog, Arona, yeah he might have lost but he proved he could hang with them. How many times can chuck say he fought a heavyweight with 30 pounds weight difference

99 - 03 - Chuck, this was when Chuck had developed and started inviting the sprawl and brawl tactic, he had come off the loss of Jeremy Horn and started working the wrestling in reverse strategy, finally perfecting the style.

97-99 - Henderson and for the reason above, Henderson in the early days would have had a stronger wrestling advantage, although evenly matched, Henderson would have taken a slight advantage. No doubt it would be a great and competitive match up.




Perfect. Couldn't have said it any better myself. I was just discussing this topic with a friend last night. Such a shame that we will never have the chance to see it. No doubt in my mind that it would've been just as exciting as the Liddell/Silva fight.

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Post #3   3/6/11 12:36:53PM