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Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva: Worth the wait?

There is one word that can describe what happened in the Octagon last night: Epic. Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell was everything we’ve waited for, everything we hoped for, and it turned out to be one of the most epic and entertaining fights in the UFC’s short history.

If it had happened one or two years ago we might be talking about this fight as the best fight ever in UFC history. It was well worth the wait. It took the collapse of PRIDE, both men losing their 205 lb. titles, and signing Wanderlei to the UFC to make it happen but the show that Liddell and Silva put on last night was worth all of it and then some.

Not only was the fight spectacular, but it’s what every casual fan wants to see from a mixed martial arts bout. A slugfest. Anyone who is not a big fan of mixed martial arts but caught that fight last night is talking about it today. People who didn’t even see the fight are saying that they heard it was great. Casual fans are seeking the fight out to watch it. Not only was it a classic matchup that we’ve been waiting on for years, it was also a fight that was fantastic for mixed martial arts and the UFC in particular.

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6 COMMENTS
  • Evan says:

    I really wish we could have seen it under different circumstances but it was indeed worth the wait. Silva will be back and I would like to see him face Sokoudjou next.

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  • Brandt says:

    I would like to see Wand against Jardine next. Wand needs another standup fighter and these two match up well IMO.

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  • mike wolfe says:

    After last night I wonder whether Light Heavy is the best weight class for Silva. He was at a significant height and reach disadvantage with Liddell, and also would be against Jardine. Plus, Jardine proved in his fight against Liddell that he can use devastating leg kicks to keep a quality striker at bay.

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  • iheartrampage says:

    Yeah. Now that Wandy has to stay clean, he might want to drop down to 185.

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  • Rln says:

    A couple years ago in a five rounder, it would have been worthy of the epic title. Last nights 3 rounder was “just” a great fight.

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  • Greg says:

    Epic!!!! I loved it… Wand

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