Anderson Silva and Thales Leites, and a co-main event of Chuck Liddell versus Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Who thinks Chuck is going to K.O. his ass? He needs one really bad and I think he will win and then whoever he fights next he will lose to then retire.
And the Silva fight will maybe be a nice ground fight? What are all your predictions?
Other bouts announced for UFC 97 include former WEC champion Brian Stann's UFC debut against Krzysztof Soszynski, a middleweight bout pitting Jason MacDonald against Nate Quarry, David "The Crow" Loiseau's return to the UFC to face Ed Herman, and Mark Bocek versus David Bielkheden in a lightweight bout.
boy does Ed Herman need a win. I wonder if he was on that winstrol with Chriss leben haha red heads.
chuck gets so much EFFING money jsut for losing hahahha. so yeah i think a few more fights is all he gets and hes going to cashout and live his life. im a huge chuck fan but hes getting old. on the other hand rua does look bad and i hope he gets K.O.ed hardcore just to add to chucks knockout tapes hahaha
Maybe he just should get a quality nutritionist who calculates his real daily caloric needs. I remember Belly-Chuck saying on "All Access" that he needs to consume more than 4,000 cal per day (4,200 I believe it was) just to maintain his weight. Maybe he's wrong here by a good amount.
There was talk of the UFC coming here to Germany and the headliner being Couture vs Liddell, though Chuck dismissed this in late December. Strange thing is, tickets for this UFC event are already offered here in Germany, so at least that part is true or should be. TV broadcasting is still a challenge.
I think though that the moneymaking thing for Chuck will fade out quickly or already has to... with UFC 79, it really was this comeback theme ("the winner can easily regain the title") and a fight that fans had wanted forever.
But if Chuck now continues to lose - you'd be surprised how many people calling themselves "fans" would turn their backs on him, and I cannot even blame them.
I'd say, if Chuck loses once more to Rampage, he should and very probably will throw the towel.
ive been calling griffin and lidell for over a year now.! why have they not fought! maybe cuz jardine beat forrest and jardine beat lidell. i heard rumors chuck might go to heavy weight to fight randy cuz they have not done that before. if rua would beat chuck tho I think its all over. Cant get more washed up than that. Hopefull the boys at top team will get his act together and we see the old chuck, i would love that. his gut also works aas a good takedown defense haha and maybe we will see more leg kicks like he did with rashad with his beautiful calves.