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Anderson Silva Wants “To Fight The Best”, Would Accept Chuck Liddell Fight

Anderson Silva Defeats James IrvinAnderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, discusses with MMA Weekly the middleweight champion’s hopes for future mega fights, including a possible bout against former UFC light heavyweight champon Chuck Liddell in December:

“I think he wants to fight those big mega fights because that’s the kind of fight we want to be involved with right now. “I think it’s a combination of seeing what the potential opponent is and also seeing what the UFC wants to do. At the end of the day, this is a business, and they need to sell fights. They need to sell a lot of pay-per-views, and they need to sell tickets. So, we want to be involved with those types of fights.

We’re not looking past Patrick Cote, but I think we’ll take one step at a time and see what happens. But yeah, if a Chuck Liddell fight came up, we’d take it. Whoever the UFC wants to put in front of us, he wants to fight the best, and whoever that may be at the time, that’s who he wants to fight.

If the right fight was to come up for the New Year’s fight, maybe we would take it. Right now it’s really hard to say, we’re pretty much just focused with Anderson on the Oct. 25 fight.”

Rumors of the Silva-Liddell bout emerged last week along with Forrest Griffin vs. Wanderlei Silva for the UFC’s new year’s eve card on December 27th in Las Vegas. With Georges St-Pierre vs. BJ Penn now set for late-January the UFC is looking to book another matchup to fill the void left on the December card and compliment the heavyweight championship bout between current title-holder Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former champion Frank Mir.


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