In a recent interview with TFN, Jon Hackleman Chuck Liddells trainer and PIT master had these interesting comments to say.
“He laughed when I told him about his retirement. He’s back with a little bruising on his face but nothing as bad as what Jardine had walking away,”
“We though it was going to be ‘Shogun,’” Hackleman said, “but now instead of saying ‘no’ to Wanderlei [Silva], they’re saying maybe.”
“We’ve wanted Wanderlei all along,” Hackleman said. “When I told Chuck [it was still a possibility], he was almost as excited about it as when he found out he was fighting Tito [Ortiz].”
Interesting words, giving some hope that the long awaited fight between Liddell and Silva might take place on December 29. It makes sense for this fight, both fighters are coming off loses.
Chuck Liddell is probably the popular recognized UFC fighter in the world and can still draw fans.
Wanderlei Silva has a lot of respect by the hardcore fans and is well known throughout the world.
The UFC needs to step up and make this fight happen.