Over the last few weeks, former UFC title challenger and current Bellator star Chael Sonnen has made several callouts of retired MMA legend Chuck Liddell.
Some one-syllable words of advice
— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) June 29, 2017
Called my Manager
Get Chuck’s Manager on phone. He said
‘Where Chuck’s at, he don’t even have a MAILMAN, much less a Manager”
— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) July 25, 2017
Sonnen has also suggested that his desired matchup with Liddell could actually come to fruition.
“I think the most likely opponent [for me next fight] is going to end up being Chuck Liddell,” Sonnen recently told FloCombat. “We’ll see what happens there, but that’s what I think is going to happen. I think there are actual legs to this Chuck thing. I really do.”
According to Liddell, however, these comments from Sonnen are not particularly accurate. “The Iceman” cleared the air during a recent chat with TMZ.
“I’ve never been very interested in fighting him,” Liddell said (h/t MMAFighting.com). “He’s kind of a boring fighter. I mean, it’s a great matchup for me if we’re gonna fight but I haven’t talked to anybody about anything.”
“It’s an easy matchup. . . He ain’t gonna take me down and lay on me.”
That said, Liddell understands why Sonnen is angling for the fight: It’d be a big one for all parties involved.
“He wants a big money fight, right?” Liddell said. “It’s gonna be big money if I’m fighting him. He needs to draw something… For sure [it would have to be a big payday].”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/8/2017.