-Just a Rumor- Anderson Silva vs Chuck Liddell possible for UFC 95

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  1. When the UFC returns to London, England, for a show at The 02, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (23-4 MMA, 8-0 UFC) could headline the event -- possibly in a non-title fight at 205 pounds against Chuck Liddell (21-6 MMA, 16-5 UFC).

    The Sun, a reputable newspaper from the U.K., reported the possibility of the UFC 95 main event overnight.

    However, neither fighter has been officially booked for the Feb. 21 event, and the Silva-Liddell fight is only being discussed a possibility.

    "SunSport understands middleweight champion Anderson Silva, 33, has been asked to appear on the card, with a potential bout with light heavyweight star Chuck Liddell already being mooted," the report stated.

    If it does pan out, the fight is certain to raise some eyebrows.

    While Silva, who's made easy work of the UFC's 185-pound division since his arrival in 2006, has been granted permission to fight in the 205-pound division once before, his fight with James Irvin was largely considered pointless. However, with UFC Fight Night 15 being a late-booked event and in desperate need of a main event to counter Affliction Entertainment's debut event on July 19, the circumstances warranted even a non-ideal booking.

    The UFC 95 fight, meanwhile, could be -- and perhaps should be -- criticized on two fronts. Not only would the light-heavyweight fight put the UFC's middleweight title picture on hold again (Silva made just two title defenses in 2008), he'd also be competing against a fighter -- though surely a future UFC hall-of-famer -- who's lost three of his past four fights and whose stock has never been lower. In fact, the 38-year-old Liddell hasn't scored a knockout victory in nearly two years.

    Liddell is still a draw, and the fight could be marketed. However, a loss for "The Iceman" could be a disaster and force him into retirement. Worse yet, a loss for Silva would greatly impact his standing as the world's top pound-for-pound fighter and would likely derail any future plans for the 33-year-old Brazilian to fight outside the 185-pound division.
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  2. Mac Sabbath

    Mac Sabbath New Member

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    I've read that.

    I wouldn't mind seeing chuck drop to 185, but not for a silva fight. Silva will destroy.
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  4. Harland

    Harland New Member

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    Sun is not by ANY means reliable.........
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  5. im not british.. lol.. I just copied and pasted..
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  6. Ben Official

    Ben Official Active Member

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    even if this was true, this would be the stupidest thing ever. anderson is a terrible matchup for chuck. that would not be a good fight.
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  7. SeeSon

    SeeSon New Member

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    Why would Chuck do that to himself?
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  8. Disraeli

    Disraeli p4p the best

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    Many of these UFC rumours actually manifest.

    The track record is so good you have to wonder if it's the UFC that spreads these rumours to stir up something.
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  9. xX_NASTY_Xx

    xX_NASTY_Xx Guest

    vote- Silva
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  10. I think that they do..
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  11. Mac Sabbath

    Mac Sabbath New Member

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    Yeah, I think so.
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  12. Disraeli

    Disraeli p4p the best

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    Couture/Lesnar, Cro Cop, Penn/GSP2, Franklin/Hendo, Wandy/Rampage 3, etc.

    All started as just rumours.
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