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Anderson Silva vs. Chuck Liddell? Sure, Why Not.


(‘You dance very good, little woman. You are negative for the STD’s, yes?’)

Poor Anderson Silva. The UFC middleweight champ just can’t find enough playmates in the UFC middleweight neighborhood. Yes, there’s that nice Patrick Cote boy, but then what? Silva is basically being forced to go door to door and ask, in broken English, if there are any middleweights or light heavyweights who can come out and play. Next up could very well be Chuck Liddell, according to Silva’s manager, Ed Soares:

“I think he wants to fight those big mega fights because that’s the kind of fight we want to be involved with right now,” he said about Silva’s future fights. “I think it’s a combination of seeing what the potential opponent is and also seeing what the UFC wants to do. At the end of the day, this is a business, and they need to sell fights. They need to sell a lot of pay-per-views, and they need to sell tickets. So, we want to be involved with those types of fights.”

“We’re not looking past Patrick Cote, but I think we’ll take one step at a time and see what happens. But yeah, if a Chuck Liddell fight came up, we’d take it,” stated Soares. “Whoever the UFC wants to put in front of us, he wants to fight the best, and whoever that may be at the time, that’s who he wants to fight.”

The very idea of a Silva-Liddell superfight is probably enough to give Dana White an erection, and for good reason. The pay-per-view numbers on this would likely be record-breaking, and no matter how it goes someone gets a big boost. Liddell, however, is probably a little less enthusiastic.

For one, he recently made known his belief that a victory over Rashad Evans should be enough to net him a title shot. Chances are he didn’t mean the middleweight title. For another, beating the champ from a lower weight class is sort of like being the toughest kid in eighth grade after being held back a year. There’s always a ‘but’ attached to that victory.

Silva has more to gain from this fight than Liddell does, but if there’s one thing we know about “The Iceman” it’s that he’ll do the UFC’s bidding, whatever it happens to be. He’ll also probably make a ton of money to do it, and everyone can go home fat and happy if this fight materializes on a pay-per-view at year’s end.

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gvd- October 26, 2008 at 9:45 am
# steve Says:
August 25th, 2008 at 11:29 am

pimping 101: remember to take your wedding ring off before macking on some south jersey dirtbag.

and cote will win. you heard it here first.

You're probably just about the only mma enthusiast to have predicted that.
Anderson Silva's Laser Guided Hammer Fists- October 26, 2008 at 4:29 am
Chuck Liddell would have no chance against The Spider. Anderson Silva is a much more technical striker, with a longer reach, and a smarter game plan. They don't call him the best in the world for nothing. In case you didn't notice, JEFF, Anderson Silva is primarily a counterstriker too. Chuck Liddell is more likely to get frustrated and swing first, leading to him getting knocked out. Anderson Silva would utilize his incredibly precise punches, plus his long arms, to out reach Liddell all day, and shatter that glass jaw all over again.
Boink- August 25, 2008 at 4:27 am
i hope this happend. Silva has good arsenal against Liddell (striking and grappling) and i think he is much better than Wanderlei. Another megabuck fight.
Acrocerid- August 25, 2008 at 2:04 am
"Furthermore, Anderson carries an intimidation factor that makes his opponents fearful of his striking and quick to be on the defensive, making it easy for Silva to constantly be on the attack. Try intimidating Chuck Liddell, they call him the Ice Man for a reason."

Anderson Silva vs. Lee Murray.....that's why swing for the fence fighters won't beat Silva.
Koeikan- August 25, 2008 at 12:16 am
That is an old photoshopped picture of his shirt. I have seen the original, but I forget what it said.

However, it's pretty obvious. Look at how the letters are positioned and angled, if that was real the shirt would look retarded from the front (everything shifted to the left...which happens to be his more visible side and the letters on the right would be wider than the ones on the left).
Jeff- August 24, 2008 at 5:45 pm
I said it before and I'll say it again, Chuck Liddell would knock Anderson Silva the fuck out if they ever fought. Anderson relies on his solid chin a lot during fights. Try relying on your chin vs. Chuck Liddell.

Anderson's "get in there and punch em' in the face" strategy is exactly what Liddell's "circle away and haymaker" strategy excels at countering. Furthermore, Anderson carries an intimidation factor that makes his opponents fearful of his striking and quick to be on the defensive, making it easy for Silva to constantly be on the attack. Try intimidating Chuck Liddell, they call him the Ice Man for a reason.

I know it sounds like I'm hugging Chuck's nuts pretty hard here but truthfully I'm not even a huge Liddell fan. I do believe he is the kryptonite to Anderson Silva though.
steve- August 24, 2008 at 5:29 pm
pimping 101: remember to take your wedding ring off before macking on some south jersey dirtbag.

and cote will win. you heard it here first.
Anderson Silva's Heat-Seeking Missiles- August 24, 2008 at 5:02 pm
I need to see this fucking fight.
punkass- August 24, 2008 at 4:59 pm
hey im in the backround
craig- August 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm
Hey! I recognize that chick.... It's Mark Coleman's wife!!!
zhooks- August 24, 2008 at 3:54 pm
It looks like Punk Ass in the background. I bet the Tapout Crew gave him that shirt!!
Ur Daddy- August 24, 2008 at 3:52 pm
Please tell me that isn't a photoshopped shirt. That would make my day!! :)
Jarekov- August 24, 2008 at 3:52 pm
I honestly dont think Silva vs Lidell is anything special other then the two names on paper. Lidell does not have the technical striking ability to even touch someone on the level of Anderson Silva. If they do fight which I think would be funny, Anderson would do what he has done to all of his UFC opponents, make them look like amatuer fighters.
Old, Bald and Irish- August 24, 2008 at 3:45 pm
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please God, make this happen.

@ douchebaggery:

I think the UFC would split these two fights and have two separate giant pay-per-view events, but a Night of Superfights would be great.

Liddell is fighting the 6th of September, and if he wins and avoids any serious injury, he would have plenty of time to be ready for December.

Same for Silva. If (but we all know it's when) he gets past Cote, he could still get in at least seven weeks to train for Liddell in a late December bout. Silva seems to be constantly training at this point, but Liddell would be his toughest opponent in quite a while. Silva may want more time before this fight.
douchebaggery- August 24, 2008 at 3:20 pm
this would be awesome. there is no way in hell this can ever be a boring fight.

it won't happen but if they had GSP BJ on this as well you could ask for more money per ppv I think
Geriatric Peon- August 24, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Liddell won't take this fight any time soon since he is aiming for a title shot after Rashad. Still I would love to see this fight being that this is one of the few fights I can imagine that might be a challenge for Silva
rh- August 24, 2008 at 2:48 pm
When Silva beats Liddell, he'll probably get a title shot before Machida.

Which would be wrong.

rh
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