Chuck Liddell - I want to fight Fedor!
Liddell - I want to fight Fedor!
By MARK GILBERT
Published: 07 Mar 2008
CHUCK LIDDELL says he is the man who can beat Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko.
In an exclusive interview with SunSport, ‘The Iceman’ claims Fedor does not live up to his billing as the world’s greatest fighter.
Liddell said: “Fedor’s someone I want to fight because he’s someone I match up well with.
“He’s a ground and pound guy that doesn’t have a great shot. He doesn’t have a great game plan.
“I think I could take him. I think I match up well with him.
“As far as I know he’s never knocked anyone out from his feet and I think he’d have a hard time taking me down.”
And The Iceman admitted a move up to the heavyweight division could happen once he has achieved his goals at light heavyweight.
He added: “A move to heavyweight is a possibility for me. If I’m done with everything at light heavyweight I might move up.
“The top guys up there aren’t all that big heavyweights. Randy was but I knocked him out twice.”
Liddell last stepped into the Octagon in December when he defeated the legendary Wanderlei Silva in a mouth-watering clash at UFC 79.
In one of the greatest MMA fights ever, The Iceman defeated ‘The Axe Murderer’ by unanimous decision in a three-round slugfest.
And recalling the famous win, Liddell said: “It was great to beat Wanderlei. It was a great fight for the fans like we said it always would be.
“It was us just going after it, a lot of action, a real good fight.
“He was able to take some big shots which surprised me. I always thought he had that flash chin when he gets hurt but he recovers so quickly.
“I knew he recovered quickly but not that quickly!
“I hurt him quite a few times and I followed up and hit him with more and he still wouldn’t go down!
“The different thing I did for the fight with Wanderlei was to train with Sam Henson and his team. That got everybody a little bit more fired up at the practices.
And The Iceman revealed a second clash with Silva could happen if he regains the light heavyweight championship this year.
He added: “Of course I’d consider fighting Wanderlei again.
“If he wants to fight me after I get the title this year then I’d like to fight him the way it was supposed to go down first time round - with us fighting for the title.”
Uh.....possibly. Fedor did knock out some can standing.
Not like Chuck has abs any ways.