UFC 88: Chuck Liddell To Return in September

Chuck Liddell at UFC 88 in Altlanta

In a recent interview with ESPN The Magazine, UFC President Dana White stated that Chuck Liddell will return to the cage this September at UFC 88.

A big announcement with possibly more details about his opponent, is scheduled for next Thursday.

The Mag: Who will Chuck fight in September?

DW: The fight is going to be in Atlanta, Georgia–that’s something we haven’t said publicly yet. There’s something no one else has heard. You have no idea some of the stuff that we have planned. I’m going to make an announcement next week that is going to blow people’s minds. That deal is done, but my employees don’t even know yet. I’m renting out a place next Thursday and I’m going to tell them. Then we’ll make the announcement later that day.

Liddell was original set to fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 85, but Rua was forced to withdraw with an injury. The UFC replaced Rua with Rashad Evans, but this time Liddell was forced to withdraw from the card with a sever hamstring injury.

I’m guessing they will match him up with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua again, as both should be thoroughly healed by September.

Comments

  1. considering the amount of big names the UFC have in the Light-Heavyweight division, I hope we'll see a Grand Prix with: Liddell, Wanderlei, Rampage, Forrest, Evans, Rua, Jardine and Machida

  2. Nice idea Oded but it will never happen.

  3. They will prob. put liddell against "Shogun" or Evans like they were going to originally do. I hope liddell has a good showing against whoever he fights, I think he will beat either one of those guys easily based on what i've seen in previous fights. We will never get a great card like that Oded.

  4. i wish it where shogun but he will not be ready by sep. and i think shogun will knock out liddell adam.i hope its not evans but it probally will be if anythin they should have him fight machida.

  5. IT would depend on which "Shogun" showed up to fight, In pride he was known for his conditioning and was a great fighter, but when he fought Forrest he didnt look the same. But I still think Liddell could take him nevertheless. Machida would pose a threat because of his unorthadox striking as it seems to throw everyone off, but I still see Liddell pushing the pace and beating him. I guess I might be a tad biased because i'm a Liddell fan though.

  6. Chuck would beat the shit out of shogun. Shogun is very overrated. Pride is alot different than the ufc. Not everyone can adjust and shogun has most of his ko's were because of or supported by kicks, knees and stomps that are illegal in the UFC. It would be very hard for him to take chuck down and i dont see him coming close to beating chuck on the feet. He got a lot of wins but he was a very good all around fighter before other fighters evolved. But now that all fighters are so well rounded I dont see him being top 3 like everyone thinks. I won $50 when forrest beat his ass because some loud mouth thought he was gonna beat everyone that he fought no matter if it was pride or UFC. The only person right now that no one can beat is Fedor. Anderson can be beat and when he moves up to 205 which he is going to do he will win his first fight and then he will lose his second fight because it will be against someone that is in line for a title shot like maybe Chuck or I would really like to see him fight wanderlei but I am not sure if that will happen. Also anyone heard anything about Lee Murray since he got caught with A bunch of drugs and shit?? I would love to see him get back into fighting. If you guys dont know Lee Murray he knocked out Tito in a street fight in 2002 and that was when tito was good. Chuck was there and he was knocking guys out. It is in Matt hughes book and it is told through the eyes of Pat Miletich.

  7. I Just hope Chuck beats the shit out of whoever he fights. Who will Wanderlei fight next?

  8. steve shogun fought forrest with no acl and if you no that injury it explains it all, non the less forrest did win., and you bring up pride that should be over by now i am not saying pride fighters are better but they are not worse who besides cro co has not done well?shogun lost 1 fight with no acl rampage and nog are the champs wanderlei is back and both wandy and shogun took on tough guys for there first fight.shogun won't need to take chuck down to win and he destroyed rampage when they fought and you act like he is done and how is he overrated look at the people he beat and he is still young.betwenn wandy and shogun, shogun is the better fighter and wandy has said that himself.cuck is tough and on a good night he could probally beat anyone but trust me these guys are capable of knocking him out.and when shogun returns healthy you will change your mind.

  9. i have to agree with roy..

  10. HammerLord says:

    Shogun would send Chuck to the hospital. That's why Chuck is avoiding him in September.

    Secondly, Shogun would beat the crap out of Ramage the current UFC Champ.

    Thirdly, Shogun would beat the living day lights out of the cry baby jim carrey looking like Forest Grifith the 2nd time around because the first time Shogun was injured and still did pretty good.

    FUCK ALL THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE SHOGUN. BOTH SHOGUN AND HIS OLDER BROTHER NINJA ARE GONNA TAKE OVER THE MMA WORLD.. THEY ARE YOUNG AND HUNGRY .. SO I AM A BIG FAN OF THEM AND I MIGHT BE A LITTLE UNBIASED BUT WE WILL SEE SOON..

    ONLY PERSON THAT IS VERY DANGEROUS RIGHT NOW IS MACHIDA BESIDES SHOGUN AND WANDER LEI..

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  11. First of all Shogun needs to bring more to the table than just BJJ.

    Second fuck all those who doont like Chuck Liddell.

  12. First of all Shogun needs to bring more to the table than just BJJ.

    Second fuck all those who dont like Chuck Liddell.

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