Anderson Silva vs. Chuck Liddell at UFC 95?

It's being rumored:

SunSport understands Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, 33, has been asked to appear on the card, with a potential bout with light heavyweight star Chuck Liddell already being mooted.

That potentially mouthwatering clash would see The Spider step up to the 205lbs division to face 38-year-old Liddell - who is desperate to get back on the victory trail following his devastating loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 88.

Liddell was slated to fight Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua at UFC 85 but injuries to both men put that clash on ice.

And with Rua set to face Mark Coleman in Ireland at UFC 93, a Liddell v Silva clash looks a real possibility.

A raft of British fighters will be asked to appear on the UFC 95 bill, with welterweight star Dan Hardy already keen to be involved.

However, Michael Bisping will NOT be part of the line up as he will be filming season nine of The Ultimate Fighter.

Beyond satisfying some sort of fantasy itch and trying to sell lots of tickets, this seems like a very strange and dangerous fight for Liddell. Dynamic strikers with excellent movement on the outside who throw smart combinations with a premium on placement are kryptonite for Liddell's style. I certainly see the appeal in this fight, but at this stage in his career matching Liddell with Anderson Silva does not seem to me a way for the UFC to maximize Liddell's remaining talents. Let's see if this rumor has any validity.

HT: weoweoweo

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