Liddell Not Offered Fight With Couture, and Vice Versa

November 26, 2008
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Last week, a report from BloodyElbow talking about a fourth fight between Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture spurred a mixture of excitement and confusion among MMA fans. The duo had been responsible for one of the most successful trilogies in UFC history, with Liddell coming out ahead in the final two meetings. The proposed bout, reportedly scheduled for June 13 in Cologne, Germany at UFC 99, would pit the two against each other in the heavyweight division, where Couture has spent the majority of his career.

After speaking with sources from the camps of both fighters, it now appears the fight is merely an idea amongst many for the future of the MMA superstars.

Couture’s fluency in German has made him a front-runner for the show, although sources from within his camp have told MMAInsider he has not been offered a fight against Liddell, nor is he thrilled about taking it.

On the other side of the coin, a rep from Liddell’s camp also confirmed that the bout hadn’t been floated by them.

“This is the first I’ve heard of it,” the rep said.

While the fight would certainly garner excitement in the new market of Germany, doubts exist about its ability to draw stateside fans.

So far, the UFC has been mum on the bout happening.

Still, it might be interesting to see how both men rebound from their prospective losses, and if Couture’s familiarity with the weight class will be the key to avenging his losses.

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