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.
Dream Stage Entertainment has announced the match-ups set to take place in the semi-finals of the Pride Open Weight Grand Prix.
Wanderlei Silva vs. Mirko Cro Cop
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Josh Barnett
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.
With the second round of The Pride Open Weight Grand Prix looming, Wanderlei Silva shares his thoughts on his opponent Kazuyuki Fujita as well his thoughts on Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fedor Emelianenko and Royce Gracie.