Chuck Liddell to return in April against Forrest Griffin?
Former UFC light heavyweight champions Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin could be about to square off against each other in April, most likely to be at UFC 97 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Speaking to ESPN this week, Dana White was asked about the possibility of the pair facing off:
“We could do Forrest/Chuck. That's a fight people would want to see. But yeah, Chuck probably needs to win one. Right now, we're planning on having Chuck fight in April.”
The UFC President was then asked if not Griffin then who would the lonng time UFC 205 pound champ face:
“It'll be either Shogun Rua, if he wins, or maybe Wanderlei Silva. Wanderlei is still under medical suspension, so we'll have to see what happens with that.”
This makes for an interesting development as Liddell was widely expected to return in March at UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio. There now seems a real possibility that he could be moved to the Canadian card throwing rumoured appearances by the likes of Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir into the air.
By Michael Pepper.