Chuck Liddell on Anderson Silva: 'I would beat him'

Al Bello

UFC Hall of Famer thinks he would have beaten Anderson Silva had the two met while Liddell was still an active fighter.

UFC Hall of Famer spoke with Brazil's O Globo and had an interesting response when asked about the man many believe to be the best martial artist in MMA history, current UFC Middleweight champ Anderson Silva and his biggest rival, Chael Sonnen (translation via Fighters Only):

"I would beat him, I always said that I would. I have the advantage in weight and height, so it would be more likely that I would beat him," he said. " But Anderson is one of my favorite fighters."

As for a hypothetical fight with Chael Sonnen, who recently failed to take the light-heavyweight crown from Jon Jones, Liddell was even more emphatic. "Sonnen has nothing to offer me (in terms of risk)."

Liddell was the UFC Light Heavyweight champion, noted for pioneering the sprawlNbrawl style which used wrestling acumen to keep the fight standing where his striking power could get the knock out.


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