Don't call it a comeback
I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear
Makin the tears rain down like a MON-soon
Listen to the bass go BOOM
Over the competition, I'm towerin
Wreckin shop, when I drop these lyrics that'll make you call the cops
Don't you dare stare, you betta move
Don't ever compare
Me to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced
Competition's payin the price
LL Cool J explains it all above. I think Jackson, Vera, Liddell, or Hughes couldn't of said it better. With Jackson and Vera just proving to everyone who watched UFC 96—it won't be to long when Liddell and Hughes can say the same.
After suffering a hard loss at UFC 86 to the ever popular Forrest Griffen, Jackson went on a Rampage. Everyone thought well their goes his career and thought he would never be able to reclaim his beloved LHW Title.
But no he came back swinging seriously as he KO'd his arch nemesis from his Pride FC days Wanderlei Silva.
The cards were highly stacked against Rampage Jackson as SIlva beat Jackson silly in there first to bouts and I mean beat SILLY. That didn't phase Jackson one bit or at least it didn't show as he (In the Rocks words) laid the "Smackdown." Yeah, I'm not going to finish the rest, but you get the idea.
Confident as ever Rampage wanted another fight ASAP so UFC presented him a fight against "Dean of Mean" Keith Jardine, man I love that nickname. Rampage officially earned his right to fight for the LHW belt after winning by Unanimous Decision against Jardine.
Now Jackson has one more task to complete before he can wrap the belt around his waste again.He has to go toe to toe against the unbeaten Rashad Evans.
After "Sugar" Rashad Evans basically disrespected Jackson by getting in his face after Jackson's win against Jardine Jackson explains "We don't do that were I come from", "Im going to train hard for you boy" all I can say is get ready for a great bout.
My prediction Jackson's redemption tour will be almost complete as he will win against Evans and it will possibly be finish against Griffin when he returns.
Vera was going to be a promised superstar in the Heavyweight division and then boom, two loses against Sylvia and Werdum made him get like Kris Kross and JUMP JUMP on down to Light Heavyweight.
Then once again as a LHW Vera was once again put in a postion to be dominant. He won his debut fight against Reese Andy but wasn't a dominant performance.
Then he was hit with another road block and got sent to the Dean's office.
The Dean of Mean that is were he suffered his first loss in the LHW division, even though it was a hard fought performance many felt this was the end. But then Vera showed his skills with another win with a TKO victory over Michael Patt.
It's not really a comeback but it is what Vera needs to get back on track to be a top fighter in a stacked LHW division.
Dominant, feared and unstoppable, well until Rampaged happened. Chuck Liddell was a man on an unbelievable streak and was feared by all. Chuck "The ICE MAN" Liddell had revenged all of his loses except one and that was against Rampage Jackson.
Liddell was unable to revenged this loss as Jackson's mama said knock him out. Liddell might of loss but he wasn't going to sit around and weep. Instead he got ready to get back on track and become a feared man again.
But wait wait wait wait, I just noticed something: How come Jardine is always the one for someone to get back on track wow.
I mentioned him in the Jackson, and Vera slides already now I am typing his name again wow. But any ways Jardine derailed the ICE Train and put a halt to his plans for a rematch against Jackson.
But once again Liddell did not sit and wait instead he signed up for the long awaited fight that MMA fans been waiting to see. Liddell was suited up to go to war against the Axe Murderer Wanderlei Silva.
The fight was what everybody expected which was historic as the two warriors stood toe to toe and threw everything they had at eachother.
In the end Liddell stood tall and was set to make his comeback to the title. Before he could do so he had to put a one in the loss column on Rashad's record.
But the ICE MAN got melted down as his head got blown out of the park like a home run derby by Evans. Now after recording Liddell has another hard task at hand and that is Mauricio Rua.
Although it will be a hard task I have no doubt that Liddell wants to go out of the sport he loves like this. So I know Liddell will be working hard to remake magic and hopefully one day get back at the top spot.
Being labeled the greatest Welterweight of all time and being a dominant champion there was no doubt Hughes is Hall of Fame bound.
But before that day comes, Hughes has unfinished business he wants to complete. After having war of the word with Matt "The Terror" Serra it is time for their long—and I mean LONG—awaited bout and what a great title to have that fight UFC 97: Redemption.
Hughes wants to go out on top and after suffering two loses to GSP and a hard loss to uprising star Thiago Alves Hughes is going to make sure he does.
Confident that he will get his redemption against Serra, Hughes will not be ready to retire as he will want one more shot at the Welterweight title.