Wanderlei Silva has been announced as part of the Pride’s USA debut on October 21st - all signs point towards his bout against Chuck Liddell being all but cancelled. UFC President Dana White has been rumored to be making announcement regarding this and the third fight between Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock at UFC 62 this Saturday.
UFC President Dana White has told the Calgary Sun that the much anticipated matchup between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva may now not even happen.
“I don’t even know if Silva’s going to happen,” said Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He cited problems in dealing with the Japan-based Pride Fighting Championships that is home to Silva.
White also added that UFC 65 may feature the winner of Liddell-Babalu against the winner or Ortiz-Shamrock if things don’t work out.
UFC President Dana White just entered the UFC octagon and broke the news the PRIDE Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva will take on UFC LHW Champion Chuck Liddell in November.
This is huge, fans knew that Silva and the PRIDE President would be in attendance but no one knew why. Our question has been answered and fans will now get to see their dream match up.
Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral is now official. The fight will take place August 26th at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. Other fights rumored to be on the card are Sean Sherk vs. Kenny Florian for the vacant UFC Lightweight Title, David Loiseau vs. Mike Swick and David Terrell vs. Anderson Silva/Nathan Marquardt.