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‘Maybe’ Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva will fight at UFC 79

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The on again, off again dream match up between former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell and former PRIDE FC middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva could be on again at UFC 79 on December 29, according to John Hackleman via FightNetwork.com.


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Post #1   10/3/07 7:12:59PM   

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I have a feeling they will try and blame it on Wandy again if it doesn't go down. Wandy koing Chuck is not what Dana needs right now for "the worlds best lb per lb fighter"

Post #2   10/3/07 7:16:10PM   

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Posted by Mitchell740
Wandy koing Chuck is not what Dana needs right now for "the worlds best lb per lb fighter"



i honestly think the ufc made a mistake for making chuck liddell the face of the ufc on espn, because what is the casual fan supposed to think when the person who they have been told is the best, loses twice. so of course dana wouldn't be happy if chuck loses to wanderlei, but, in retrospect, if either of the fighters loses to the other, they need to take a long hard look at where their career is going form here. the fact that this fight would be make or break for either fighter makes it even better as losing isn't an option for chuck or wanderlei.

Post #3   10/3/07 7:38:07PM   

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Yea Chuck was, and always will be the face of the UFC. He definately helped make it what it is today. But I dont think Dana relies on him to win anymore. The UFC is way to solid now, with or without CHUCK. With all of the other big named fighters like Couture, Rampage, GSP, Hughes, Penn, Rua, etc., etc. They are all the faces of the UFC now. UFC against the MACHINE.

Post #4   10/3/07 7:51:05PM   

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i really really hope this fight happens like everyone ive been waiting for this fight for a while

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It is a perfect match. Both ex-champions coming off of two losses.

Post #6   10/3/07 8:43:14PM   

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I've been saying this the second he lost to jardine, liddel/silva is still gonna happen. Its a matchup that the ufc owes to its fans, its a matchup that mma owes to its fans. Its unlikely that there will be another opprotunity for this fight to happen, and Dana knows that. It can still be promoted (both comming off back to back losses, both need this fight to redeem their career, both are living legends of the sport).

The only reason people are putting forth about why this fight wont or shouldnt happen is because liddel is the face of the ufc. 2 years ago i would've agreed. But as the sport grows, the knowledge of the fans grow. A knowledgable fan doesnt need to put a face to the organization, they understand what the ufc is about and enjoy it for what it is. Lebron James isnt the face of basketball, and Crosby isnt the face of hockey. They're outstanding athletes and excel at their sports, but like liddel, they are not the be all and end all of that sport.

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I will belive it only when it is posted on UFC.COM!!!!

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Posted by MikeBillotto

i really really hope this fight happens like everyone ive been waiting for this fight for a while



i agree its a awsome match that all the fans want to see and i seriously dont know who will win

Post #9   10/4/07 12:52:53AM