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Liddell Looking Toward Title Shot After Rashad

Chuck LiddellDuring a recent chat with, “The Iceman” Chuck Liddell responded to a question regarding where he thinks he stands in terms of getting another crack at the light-heavyweight crown:

“After I beat Rashad I think I deserve the next title shot.”

Liddell went on to discuss Anderson Silva’s venture into the light heavyweight division, as well as a hypothetical match up between the two:

“Anderson Silva is a tough fighter. If anyone can move up and do it I think he could do it. It’s another 20 lbs to him, so it’s a big jump. I think there are a lot of good fights for him at 205…Sure, it could be a good fight but I think I’m too big for him. He’s a tough fighter and I have all the respect in the world for him but I think I’d be too much for him.”

So there you have it. Chuck thinks that a win over the underwhelming Rashad Evans should put him next in line for a title shot, and believes that he would be able to handle “The Spider” at 205 pounds. I don’t know that I agree with Liddell on either matter, but confidence is always a vital commodity for a fighter. Liddell is also pretty chummy with Dana White, so who knows, maybe he will get that ever-sought-after title shot sooner than later. Don’t they always say its not what you know…


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