Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell believes the reigning UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva wouldn’t stand a chance against him if he was still active inside the Octagon and the two had met in a match. The legendary fighter was speaking to a Brazilian media outlet and his response can be deemed extremely interesting when he was asked about his opinions on the man most believe to be the greatest Mixed Martial Artist of all time, and his greatest rival in the UFC, Chael Sonnen.
According to Liddell, he would have beaten him and he mentioned that he had held this belief for a long time. He mentioned that he has the advantage, both in terms of height as well as weight and it is more than likely that had the two met in the Octagon, he would have come out on top. But Liddell also went on to mention that if he would to pick his favorite fighter from the current lot, it would have to be Anderson Silva.
As for a theoretical fight against the American Sonnen, who recently failed again in a title match when he lost to the UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Liddell threw away any kind of humility he may have been displaying when he stated that the American Gangster has nothing to offer him inside the Octagon in terms of a risk.
Liddell is a former UFC Light Heavyweight champion and the pioneer of the “sprawl n’ brawl” style where he used his wrestling skills to keep the fight standing and then used his massive punches to get the knockout. As for his prediction of an win against Anderson Silva, there is no way to find out now what the outcome of the match could have been.