MMA GOSSIP: UFC Chuck Liddell and Kimbo Slice

Todd ParmeleeSenior Analyst IMarch 21, 2008

I just came across an article on the quoting UFC fighter Chuck Liddell.

Liddell says that Fedor Emelianenko can not beat Randy Couture. He even says that Fedor picks and chooses his opponents.

This is the article, though it is poorly written. The quotes are not properly placed around what Liddell supposedly said.

The Sun is a tabloid style newspaper with a daily circulation of over three-million, mainly in the United Kingdom.

Some of the quotes:

‘The Iceman’ said: “I’d like to see Fedor fight Randy because I don’t think he can beat Randy.

Liddell added: ““I truly believe he’s overrated. I’ve heard he picks and chooses some of his fights.

“You’ve got to wonder why he chose to fight a guy like Matt Lindland – who weighs 185lbs!

“I heard he was negotiating with some other people who were heavyweights who would have been more of a challenge to him and he turned those down.

“He doesn’t have a great shot, he doesn’t have one punch power and to my knowledge he’s never knocked anyone out from his feet standing up.

“So I think anybody that can stop a takedown is going to be a good fight for him if they can strike.”

Kimbo Slice on CBS

Kimbo Slice is coming to CBS May 31st.

Slice will headline the Elite XC Saturday Night Fights card broadcasted on CBS.

The card will also feature Robbie ‘Ruthless’ Lawler vs. Scott ‘Hands of Steel’ Smith.

34-year old Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, rose to MMA prominence via underground internet street fights. The former street brawler is 3-0 in MMA fights, including a victory over MMA icon David ‘Tank’ Abbot.

He also has wins over Bo Cantrell and Ray Mercer. Slice’s longest fight, against former Heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer, lasted just 1:12.

The location of the first Elite XC Saturday Night Fights is rumored to be somewhere in New Jersey, possibly the Prudential Center in Newark.

Two of the rumored opponents of Slice include UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock (26-13 MMA record) and Robert ‘Buzz’ Berry (12-7 MMA record.) Berry, from England, is listed at 6-foot-3, 250 pounds.

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