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Chuck Liddell: I would have beat Anderson Silva


When talking about the UFC’s greatest fighters, one cannot overlook the huge role that Chuck Liddell played during his prime as UFC light-heavyweight champion.

At the time he was the most feared man inside the eight-sided cage.

While his better days are passed him, if he was prime how we he fare against today’s kingpin, Anderson Silva?

Chuck shared his thoughts to 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. But Anderson is one of my favorite fighters.”

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24 Comments to Chuck Liddell: I would have beat Anderson Silva

  1. Nuitari X says:

    Sorry Chuck you are one of my favorites and one of the greatest to ever step inside the octagon, but Silva IS the greatest and would have handled you like he has everyone else.

  2. ThaGreenBandit says:

    You WERE the man, Chuck. You WERE. But if the Spider had decided to weave his web of violence in the 205lb weight class, when you were doing your thing, I don’t think your legacy would be as it is today. Just my humble opinion…

  3. KIDD433 says:

    Sorry Chucky Boy,Old fan,but I got to concur with the boys on this one

  4. JJ says:

    Give Chuck a break if he thinks he could have beat him then who the hell cares the guys is a legend. Confidence is a good thing.

  5. Bob'O says:

    Nobody will ever know because the fight never happened and never will. ~Bob’O

  6. Jujitsu Player says:

    In his prime when he was tearing through the LHW division I think he might have beat Silva. Anyone who can’t at least consider this as a possibiliy is probably is new to MMA….Lets not forget Silva’s only fights at LHW have been against fighters well past their prime. Either way it wouldn’t change the fact that Silva is the best ever.

  7. Dddddddd says:

    I’ll tell ya one thing
    I absolutely believe him.

  8. ya herd says:

    Silvas kicks would be the diffrence in this one, and dont forget rampage beat chuck in his prime, but i know he wouldnt of destroyed chuck, chuck would land some strikes on him there boxing skills would be close

  9. GRT 3000 says:

    Chuck would have got handled…

  10. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Chuck is awesome. But no I don’t see how he could beat Silva. He has his overhand right and that’s about it. Silva took Henderson’s H-bomb and didn’t even blink.

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