Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell could be about to return to the octagon for one last time on September 19th against former middleweight champion, Rich “Ace” Franklin at UFC 103 in Dallas, Texas.
Sources close to the situation have informed InsideFights.com that UFC President, Dana White is about to back down on the retirement issue with Liddell and allow him to see out him contract with a final fight inside the octagon.
Franklin has been told by UFC top brass that his future lies at 205 pounds and could see this as the perfect launch pad to establish himself as a top contender in the division.
Liddell has been on the slide of late, losing four of his last five, with the last two coming via brutal knockout. As for Franklin, he got back to winning ways this month with an impressive decision win over a former foe of Liddell’s, Brazilian MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva.