(What, you think this is over, KJ? Naw homey, it’s just beginning.)
Lately you may have seen us criticizing various proposed rematches as “completely unnecessary” and wondered out loud, ‘Are there any rematches you jerks do want to see?’ Our answer to this is a) you’re the jerk, jerk, and b) as a matter of fact, there are approximately ten, and here they are:
10. Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell
(UFC 79, 12/29/07)
Technically, these guys are in different weight classes now. We realize that. We know that Silva cut down to middleweight after ridding himself of fifteen pounds worth of facial scar tissue, and Liddell has slipped into the ‘old guy who can only fight other old guys’ division, right alongside Matt Hughes.
But other than that minor barrier, there’s no reason not to have these guys reprise their memorable 2007 battle just for the pure hell of it. Neither one of them wants to quit fighting, and neither is going to become a world champion again. The only suitable option left is to find interesting fights against competitive opponents who won’t murder them. In this sense, they are exactly what the other has been searching for.