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New report indicates that Liddell and Couture aren’t excited about prospect of fighting each other

Reports by BloodyElbow.com and UK-based tabloid newspaper The Sun surfaced last weekend indicated that UFC officials were looking to promote a main event between Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture for UFC 99 to be held in Germany on June 13.

However, during this week’s edition of “MMA Live,” Franklin McNeil of ESPN.com and the Newark Star-Ledger reported that bout agreements for a potential fourth fight have not been presented to either fighter. McNeil indicated that while the potential matchup has been discussed, neither Liddell or Couture are particularly interested in fighting one another again.

With the UFC looking to make a splash for its German debut, McNeil indicated that it’s possible that both Couture and Liddell will be featured on the card in separate bouts.

Liddell has not fought since suffering a second round knockout loss against Rashad Evans in September at UFC 88. The defeat marked Liddell’s third loss in his last four fights. There have been some rumors that his next bout could be a superfight vs. current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva but published reports indicate that serious talks in regard to making the match have not taken place.

Couture returned to active fighting after a year and a half layoff on Nov. 15 at UFC 91. Facing former NCAA heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Couture lost the heavyweight title following a second round TKO.

8 COMMENTS
  • mburtoni says:

    I’m actually glad to hear it, because I have no interest in watching them fight a fourth time either. 3 fights was plenty, and there are better and more relevant matchups for each fighter out there.

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  • paddiosf says:

    We’ve been there Done That..It’s the UFC In a desparate attempt to get a Big PPV from these aging HOF fighters, there better days are behind them…I’m bored with Liddell and Couture..

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  • islandguy says:

    Yeah… Neither has anything to gain. The loser is officially washed up.. and the winner has the distinction of having beaten a washed up guy.. It’s close to falling into the “freakshow” category.

    And it’s not like the Liddell – Couture thing was not decisively decided – it was. This will only muddy up the record at best. If Couture wins… what does that prove? Then they’ll have to fight again.. (!) GIve it a rest Dana.. unless you want to start a “masters” division.. you know 50 years old and up.. I’d like to see these two guys at age 80 still hobbling around trying to kick the shit out of each other in slow motion… that would sell in Japan anyhow.

    These guys should be fighting top contenders.. or retire. Let’s keep it real please.

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  • jimbo says:

    Liddell should take on a mark and retire. Couture Still has 3 or 4 fights in him In my opinion.

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  • ttttt says:

    Yeah i don’t want to see that fight again. Lets see Silva vs ether of them that would be a good fight.

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  • goodguy says:

    Chuck is not finished!!! He was winning the Rashad fight and got caught. It happens. Its just unfortunate that he “got caught” in his fight with Rampage as well. I had him winning that fight too. *sighs* He did look bad eating all of those leg kicks The Dean of Mean….

    Regardless, He is still only one or two highlight reel knockouts away from another title shot. Randy v. Liddell is a HORRIBLE idea. I love both fighters and neither has anything to gain from this fight.

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  • jimbo says:

    You have the right to disagree goodguy. I personally would like to see Chuck vs. Wandy. I think the outcome would be very different this time. But seeing as Wandy has won all his fights since they last meet and chuck has lost all his I doubt it will happen soon.

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  • shatner says:

    Why would you say Wandy has won ALL his fights since they fought and Chuck lost ALL his.They have each only fought ONCE since they met last December.

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