"I’m not his father, okay, he can do whatever the hell he wants to do. I’m his friend, and I care about him a lot, and I’d really like to never see him fight again."

So said Dana White on the TUF 9 Finale edition of "Inside the Octagon", perhaps loosening on his stance that Chuck Liddell will never fight again. Could it be that one more go-round for the Iceman is in the works? According to an Inside Fights report on potential main events for UFC 103 (September 19th, Dallas), yeah, maybe:

Another fight that has been discussed internally is Chuck Liddell facing Rich Franklin. Dana White has seemingly accepted the idea that Chuck is going to want another fight, and he would much rather have Liddell inside the UFC cage than to have him go and be a huge drawing card for Strikeforce or Affliction.

I see what’s in it for Franklin: He eases back into the light-heavyweight division against an opponent that he shouldn’t have much trouble with — and hey, there still might be some casual UFC fans out there who think that beating Chuck is an accomplishment that puts you in line for a title shot. But if you’re Chuck Liddell, this is not the fight you take if you want to go out on a win. I don’t know what fight you would take, to be honest; are there any 205'ers on the UFC’s roster that would be underdogs against Chuck Liddell at this point? As pointless as it sounded a couple months ago, maybe Liddell vs. Couture IV would be the most fitting sendoff. No matter what the outcome, it would leave fans with memories of Chuck’s past glories, not another depressing image of how far he’s fallen.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White calls Tito Ortiz's claims on Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino 'a total lie'

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

The news making the rounds Saturday claiming that Dana White offered Cyborg Justino a fight against UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was a surprise to many. Among those most surprised, read news >>

ONE Championship VP Rich Franklin still planning return to UFC

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

The vice president of Singapore-based MMA promotion ONE Championship still plans to close out his career in the UFC octagon.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Jose Aldo on potential T.J. Dillashaw superfight: ‘This kid is just starting’

  • 25 days ago
  • 43 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Is T.J. Dillashaw facing another Nova Uniao fighter after beating Renan Barao for the second time? The UFC bantamweight champion, who dominated and finished Barao at UFC no FOX 16 i read news >>

Dana White congratulates Ronda Rousey for making UFC 190 'No. 1 PPV of 2015'

  • 25 days ago
  • 183 views

The UFC president tweeted his women's champion for multiple accomplishments this year, including the best pay-per-view of 2015. One week ago at UFC 190, Ronda Rousey demolished another challenger in read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2016 with Franklin, Askren, Fernandes and more

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Stream or download Thursday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Rich Franklin, Ben Askren, Bibiano Fernandes, Nieky Holzken and Loren MackFiled under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for July is Dana White's 'Fight of the Ever'

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best fights from July. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight read news >>

‘Minotauro’ Nogueira not ready to commit to retirement yet

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Dana White had a quick chat after UFC 190, and it sounded like the heavyweight legend would call it quits following the unanimous decision loss to Stefan Struve. However, read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Rich Franklin, Ben Askren, Bibiano Fernandes, Mack, Holzken

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with a quartet of guests from ONE Championship: Rich Franklin, Ben Askren, Bibiano Fernandes and Loren Mack.Filed under: News read news >>

When Dana White called, Geane Herrera made sure the boss got his name right

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

It’s a subtle difference, and one that’s not even necessarily noticeable when just looking at his name on paper, but when Geane Herrera received a call from UFC President Dana White, he made sure the read news >>

The MMA Hour - 293 - Miesha Tate

  • 28 days ago
  • 17 views

Miesha Tate will give her thoughts on Ronda Rousey's win and facing her for a third time. read news >>