by Ken Pishna
Speculation regarding the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division has started to generate a little steam lately. When questioned about a rubber match with Randy Couture in an interview with Ally Clark of maxfighting.com, champion Chuck Liddell confirmed the possibility stating, “…that depends on things like injuries and stuff, but if all goes well then we will meet again in February.”
In a recent interview with MMAWeekly, Randy Couture also confirmed the fight. “Nothing has been signed yet, but we’ve both verbally agreed to fight” at the UFC’s Super Saturday show in February, stated the former champion.
The two first fought on June 6, 2003 for the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship due to difficulties in getting Tito Ortiz to defend that actual light heavyweight title. Couture dominated Liddell, stopping him with a barrage of punches and forearms from the mount in the third round.
On April 16th of this year, it was Liddell that turned the tables on Couture in their rematch, knocking him out for the first time in his career, little more than two minutes into the first round.