Dana White: UFC 100, Chuck Liddell vs Anderson Silva and Mirko Cro Cop

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UFC President Dana White talks about rumors of Anderson Silva facing Chuck Liddell at UFC 100:

“If Chuck can win in his next fight, then we could see that fight. Liddell has been open to fighting Anderson, so maybe that can be a fight we can make,”

White welcomes talks about the possibility of Mirko Cro Cop returning to the UFC in 2009:

“We will welcome him with open arms. He is a guy that I respect, and when he left, there was really no bad blood,”
“He needed to clear some things up, so if he wants to come back, he is welcome.”

[FightersOnly Mag]

73 Comments

  1. tom

    January 7, 2009 at 4:26 am

    ufc 100 will be fucking crazy and they best fight card ever watch..

    Andreson will kill chuck and is much better at MMA then chuck…Chuch just has one punch power nothing else..SILVA is better on the ground and stand up..

  2. Tim

    January 7, 2009 at 4:43 am

    I totally agree…this UFC should be the card of the century…they should have in no particluar order Anderson Silva, Liddel, Jackson, Wanderlei Silva, Couture, Nog, Lesnar on the card…all the top names on the biggest UFC event in history.

  3. roy

    January 7, 2009 at 4:58 am

    yeah its sounding good i hope they go all out and give a card with all top names on it, every fight a headliner that would be sweat.

  4. steve

    January 7, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Never count Chuck out. Look at it this way. If Cote can stand with Anderson for what 2 1/2 rounds then I think chuck can aswell. But ur right the fight might not go long lol. I would love to see Shogun get a rematch with Rampage on this card. Its almost a gimme that Shogun will be coleman and Rampage was destroyed by shogun the first time they fought. So lets see the rematch. It will be fucking excting and maybe one of the best fights ever. Give us BJ or GSP against Thiago Alves. Go out and Sing Tito bring him in and have him fight Wanderlei for a rematch fight. It would be awesome to have Kongo vs Carwin. Hoping that Carwin wouldnt take him down.

  5. Tim

    January 7, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Based upon how important UFC 100 is to the UFC and Dana and MMA in general…i think they have to have all top level talent on this card otherwise it would just be a normal fgiht card…but its UFC 100 it needs to make a statement…which everyone will remember…of course getting some of the top names fighting again by July will be hard depending upon any injuries and or medical suspension given out after theri current fights throughout this year…as in Liddell, Lesnar, Mir, Anderson Silva, and i am sure Randy doesnt want to wait till July to fight so he will have to fight relatively soon within the next 3 months as well. Hmm Maybe a Randy vs coleman/ Nog fight for July.

  6. tom

    January 7, 2009 at 6:13 am

    GSP against Thiago Alves that should be on the card and

    carwin vs konge

    Shogun vs rampage 2

    Forrest vs Jardine2 or chuck

    Nog vs Randy

    Wandi Silva Vs Rich at middle weight …. i better put those fights on it or just togather ASAP

  7. dane drebin

    January 7, 2009 at 6:24 am

    carwin would be dumb to not take kongo down thats where the biggest difference in there game is. i think carwin would smash kongo but he hasnt faced anyone of consequence yet so who knows.

  8. Tim

    January 7, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Exactly Carwin has yet to be tested in my eyes…while Kongo has proven himself and has been tested win or lose. That would be a great fight…also Velasquez vs Carwin would be good too but i think Cain is suspended…not sure though.

  9. Nate Fury

    January 7, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Liddell vs. Anderson will be a great stand up war! I just hope Chuck Liddell can win his next fight. I heard rumors it may be a rematch with Jardine. Also, who should Cro Cop fight if he returns at UFC 100? I would like to see him fight Arlovski, if Arlovski returns. Wandy also wants to fight at UFC 100. Maybe a drop to 185 would be good for Wandy. A fight with Chris Leben, Patrick Cote, or even a rematch with Dan Henderson would be good.

  10. steve

    January 7, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Ih heath herring can expose Kongo standing and sorta bully him around like when they fought the I dont see why Carwin would have trouble doing it. I dont think Carwin woud be stupid to stand and trade at all. Fighters like to make fans happy and I think Carwin believes he could take Kongo on the feet.

  11. steve

    January 7, 2009 at 6:45 am

    If*

  12. dane drebin

    January 7, 2009 at 7:02 am

    i dont know about that steve his last fight he took a shot by i huge blob of a man and shot for a take down

  13. Shogun of Harlem

    January 7, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I would love to see Anderson Silva fight Chuck Liddell. That would be a great fight. If Cro Cop comes back he needs to avenge his loss against Gonzaga. I wont be happy until I see him beat Gonzaga.

    Shogun vs rampage would be a great fight as well. I remember that fight in Pride. Rampage got destroyed. He got beat so bad that i felt bad for him.

  14. Oswald Gobblecock

    January 7, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Cote didn't really stand with Silva for 2 1/2 rounds. Silva was toying with him and dancing around. Don't think he'll do that with Chuck. Franklin's is much better then Cote and you saw what happened when Anderson turns it up.

  15. Shogun of Harlem

    January 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    i would like to see Anderson Silva fight rashad evans, liddell, rampage. I guess i might be biased here, but i think Silva could beat them all.

  16. Tim

    January 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    You know a Silva and Rampage fight would be nice.

  17. yc

    January 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Silva should fight Evans for the title!!

  18. dane drebin

    January 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    is anyone else excited to to see thiago silva vs machida at 93 it seems like nobody's talkin about it and the winner could be pretty damn close to being the number 1 contender. who does everyone think will win? i got machida but i hope silva wins cuz i think he is a lot more exciting.

  19. dwayne-dwayne dookie

    January 8, 2009 at 2:41 am

    who's on the card? i hope it's more than two main guys.

  20. tom

    January 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Keith Jardine vs. Luis Cane likely for UFC 97 in April

    WOW thats will be badass..i have like Cain sence he fight a James Irvan

  21. dane drebin

    January 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    yeah who knows keith has kinda been on a wierd pattern

    beat Griffin, got knocked out by houston, Beat chuck, got knocked out by wand, beat vera…. sounds like it might be time for him to get knocked out again

    we will see if he can break the streak

  22. roy

    January 9, 2009 at 3:02 am

    yeah dane that seems to be his pattern

  23. Shogun of Harlem

    January 9, 2009 at 3:23 am

    machida has a good record, but to be honest with you he is very very boring to watch. Is there anyone else out there that feels the same as i do?

  24. steve

    January 9, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Keith has a weak chin obviously. He can get KO'd by a glancing blow. He will never be a truecontender. Rampage is gonna fight Rashad for the title. Also whether u wanna say anderson daned around cote and was toying with him he also hit cote with some big knees that landed pretty solid that didnt even phase Cote. Shogun of harlem. I agree and so do the ufc guys. Why do u think they put Tito vs Machida. B/c machida is boring so the crowd doesnt like the fight and tito would most likely lose. Both r what Dana wanted for titos last ufc. His boring style is the reason he doesnt have a title shot. He doesnt destroy ppl which all the guys who gettitle shots do. He needs an impressive win over Thiago if he wants to be the next in lie for titlesht. Because if he cant put butts in the stands the they wont put him in title fight.

  25. tom

    January 9, 2009 at 6:16 am

    i agree steve 100percent..

    but i think and hope Thiago will win

  26. roy

    January 9, 2009 at 6:37 am

    all true steve

  27. dane drebin

    January 9, 2009 at 6:42 am

    lyoto is boring for sure but tell rich, soko, and stephan he doesnt destroy people. i think they might disagree with you steve because he tooled all of them and stopped them all aswell. he's a great fighter and will end the fight when he's sure he's not taking topo much of a risk but a true champion always puts it on the line to end the fight and he does not. i hope thiago ends his streak. thiago gets rocked and almost loses a lot but he has the heart of a champion and alwasy battles back. i see him being way outclassed in this fight tho.

  28. roy

    January 9, 2009 at 7:10 am

    its more his fan base, he is not well known and is considered boring and thats is why he has not gotten his title shot yet, i think he deserved one before forrest and i think he deserves one with a win over thiago(who i hope wins as well) but it will be rampage that gets it because of his popularity.

  29. steve

    January 11, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Dane the only reason he beat Soku is b/c Soku throws everything full blast and that tleads to him running out of gas with in the first round. His gas tank really hurt him and thats not destroying someone lol. When u destroy someone they dont instantly want a rematch thinking they can beat u and u got lucky.Now I didnt see him fight Franklin but I guarantee it was a different franklin than the one we see today. And then he beat Stephan by a cut. Didnt see it but that was stephans 4th fight and again it wasnt in the ufc. U have to earn a title shot by beating guys impressivly b/c that gets u fans dane. He hasnt destroyed anybody he has fought in the ufc.

  30. dane drebin

    January 11, 2009 at 4:59 am

    i dont care if soko was gassed or what it was the first round man thats his fault the fact is lyoto dominated him and then submitted him. he made him look like a bitch. and he TKO'd franklin. if he keeps winning and never losing a round he will get his title shot. i dont liek him as a fighter. i agree with you he is boring. and i said he never puts it on the line like a champion should. but he has beaten people dominanlty. nobody can figure him out. dont be so biased about fighters you dont like the guy is ranked number 3 in the world for a reason.

  31. birminghammer

    February 1, 2009 at 1:29 am

    when will they finally put up the money for the REAL main event….brock vs fedor!

    also should be on the card:

    chuck vs silva

    gsp vs alves

    evans vs rampage

    nog vs kongo

  32. wainy-b

    February 1, 2009 at 5:03 am

    WOW !!!!! now thats the kinda card i would like to see for u.f.c 100 dana make it happen !

  33. tyler

    February 1, 2009 at 7:31 am

    yo i think it should go like this

    Main Event

    GSP vs A.Silva

    Main Card

    Rampage vs Evans

    Couture vs Nog

    Liddell vs Griffin

    Fitch vs Hughes

    Franklin vs Cote

    Penn vs Florian

    Undercard

    Thiago Silva vs Irvin

    Sanchez vs Alves

    McFedries vs Alexander

    Koscheck vs Guida

    Sadolluh vs Davis

  34. pedro silva

    February 1, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    my name is pedro. my dream is to be a fighter iam nasty great power built in fighter body no fake addition. streghnt and most of all knowledge.

    and if you all had some

    fuck nahh

    ufc 100 gst vs anderson silva

    thats a showwwwwww

    iam so brazilian vs canadian mhmmm

    chuck lidel vs show gun mhmmm bloody ill say.

    brock vs the legend the only mother fucker thats chunky and is knocking people of their boxers fedor 2 bloodyyy.

    and it continues please to all that are addicted like me. pick something special its a event and a memorable thing

    fuck the pussy's get the toughest the one your eyes wount stop to look at and your hearts and speeding. as you watch you trully modafucken champion rock out…

    (anderson silva) vs (george st pierre) main even

    brock vs fedor incredible… make it happen donna white

    contact me as a 165 pound fighter 9785694972 iam determin so will my training if yet given a chance holla im screaming dollasss blood in return…

  35. Allan Tancini

    February 2, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Anderson Silva vs George St Pierre – that's the fight!!!

    Forrest vs Wanderlei Silva

    Nogueira vs Mirko Cro Cop

  36. Eric

    February 4, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Maybe just for fun they will throw in the Matt serra Matt hughes fight, it seems that one may not happen unless they have been saving it for this…

  37. The Slovak

    February 5, 2009 at 5:28 am

    here is the card i'd like to see

    A Silva v Rashad

    Rampage v Shogun

    W Silva v Vitor Belfort or Tito

    Chuck v Griffin

    Penn v Florian

    Couture vs Nog or Mir

    GSP v Alves

    Main Event

    Lesnar v Fedor

    Undercard

    Shamrock v R Gracie, just for the hell of it.

  38. The Moose

    February 12, 2009 at 4:38 am

    It looks like the slovak is the only guy thinkin' around here. Fedor needs to be there and stop fighting in the old-timers league.

    Heavyweight : Current Heavweight Champ vs Fedor

    Light Heavy: #2 contender (Chuck, Rua, Grif) vs. A. Silva

    Light Heavy: Rashad vs Rampage

    Welterweight: My boy GSP vs T. Alves

    Lightweight: BJ vs Florian

    I'd like to see GSP run at middleweight but Alves deserves a legitimate title shot. I think the middleweight division is dead for the moment. No one can compete with Anderson and GSP can stuff anyone else at 185. It would suck to be at 185 and know that your current champ is kickin butt 20 lbs heavier and your future champ is 15 lbs lighter than you. Opinions may vary.

  39. roy

    February 12, 2009 at 5:42 am

    old timers league? barnett and aa would probally beat every hw in the ufc, i know fedor would.

  40. The Moose

    February 12, 2009 at 5:56 am

    said like a true old timer!

  41. roy

    February 12, 2009 at 5:58 am

    lol how old is barnett and aa?how old is lesnar? your funny maybe one day you will learn but probally not.please tell me wfo would be barnett in the ufc.

  42. J-Furm!!

    February 12, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Yeah Evans vs Rampage is something I've been wanting to see for awhile now. GSP at middleweight thought? I think the Spider would be more than he could handle…."Opinions may vary."

  43. The Moose

    February 12, 2009 at 6:10 am

    I agree on Silva being a lot for GSP. But I think they are both fighting in classes below their level of talent. I think they should both go up a weight class. There is little interest in watching A Silva fight at 185. And aside from Thiago Alves I don't see much competition for Georges at 170. I think both fighters have more challenge by moving up.

    I'm also a big fan of Arlovski and Barnett, but Affliction is an old timers league. The has-been's of MMA.

  44. roy

    February 12, 2009 at 6:22 am

    The has-been’s of MMA.

    your right you should just stick the ufc

  45. The Moose

    February 12, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Don't get upset Roy. We all know you're into older guys. It's ok. Whatever floats your boat dude.

  46. roy

    February 12, 2009 at 6:34 am

    i think your at the wrong site,you where looking for some gay shit go there and talk all you want. or did you want to talk ultimate fighting. lol.

  47. J-Furm!!

    February 12, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Ha Roy likes the grizzly bears!! But for real they should move up….The Spider at Light Heavy gives us all ideas for fights……What bout the Spider and Sugar Rashad??

  48. The Moose

    February 12, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Ha you tell him J-Furm, how did you know i was a grizzly bear.What are you into J-Furm do you like men as well, beacuse we could go at it like a couple bucks i would really tear into you if you do the same to me.

  49. J-Furm!!

    February 12, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Buck? Your a fuckin moose dude…..Now I know why your watch MMA, to see half naked dudes walkin' around…..what a moosey queer

  50. The Moose

    February 12, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Shit i thought you where down, punk. Why do you think they call me Mooseknuckle i can take a huge one.

  51. Erik

    February 12, 2009 at 8:26 am

    last few comments have been insightful …

    surprising noone countered claims that lyoto is boring. as to a.silva fighting for the lhw title, it won't happen. he knows the title belongs to lyoto. If u don't like it, better start getting used to the idea.. as for the ufc 100 card, should be:

    Evans – Machida

    GSP – Alves

    Penn – Florian

    Cro Cop – Arlovski

    Nog – Gonzaga

    Wandy – Franklin

    Cote – Maia

    Fitch – Koscheck

    Davis – Kampmann

    Sanchez – Huerta

  52. tyler

    February 13, 2009 at 2:56 am

    jeez dont put chuck to anderson silva. chuck is 2 old and is on the worst point in his career. lost his last 3 of 4. and i don't think that chuck beat waderlei by that much. i think he can beat jardine and maybe him facing forest griffin would be a good fight. as for anderson silva, i would have 2 say either gsp or evans. the 2 of the best in welterweight and light heavyweight. so if anderson takes on gsp then i think rampage should fight evans. if silva fights evans then i think that thiago alves would be the next best thing for gsp. otherwise nog and couture should definatley b on this card 2.

  53. J-Furm!!

    February 13, 2009 at 3:09 am

    I think The Spider would dominate GSP, my opinion…. but I'd love to see Rashad N Rampage tho, that would be one of the best fights ever….I like Erik's idea…..AA n Cro-Cop would be a sight to see….I would have to take AA tho

  54. jake

    February 24, 2009 at 5:12 am

    I hope that lyoto dosnt get the title… he is such a boring fighter.

    I would like to see a forrest/liddle vs, silva fight

  55. roy

    February 24, 2009 at 5:41 am

    i thought he put the boring thing to rest

  56. RatAttack68

    March 1, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I also would like to see GSP vs anderson, that would be a great fight but I also belive anderson would win. Evans and Rampage or Rampage and Shogun. Arloski vs Lesner would be great. BJ vs Kenny and Matt Hughs vs Matt Serra maybe Forrest vs Jardine 2. Nog vs Gonzaga.

  57. jake

    March 16, 2009 at 3:36 am

    they should let carwin go for the title, I think he has proven himself by beating gonzaga, or let him go up against nog

  58. Liddell Schmidell

    March 16, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Seriously…liddell and a silva would be a terrible fight. They are nowhere near well matched. The best fight for silva at this point if there could be a weight change would be lyoto machida. They are both elusive yet very powerful. Because were seeing lyoto fight in may, i doubt well see him in july. and i love sugar rashad…but watch out for the dragon. as for the rest of the card im with erik up there…except for cro cop and arlovski…neither of those dudes are in the UFC right now. oh yeah and koscheck would get killed by jon fitch.

  59. jake

    March 17, 2009 at 3:29 am

    you cant let silva ammediatly go to the top contender in the LH… you should let him go up against somone that is good bu not the best, unless you forgot that hes only had one fight in that wieght class.

  60. Pete

    March 23, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Lyoto Machida is my favourite fighter to watch! You guys are nuts! He is a smart fighter, counters, always dangerous. His fight against Franklin was great, but I think so were all his UFC fights. When you fight someone for three rounds, hardly get a scratch and bloody or bruise your opponent up that is impressive. He is a great fighter, I love his style! He may appear like a slow and lazy fighter at first but look at his technique and accuracy, he is very composed and very skilled!

  61. caleb williamson

    April 7, 2009 at 3:31 am

    what does everybody think about the biggest rematch ever, Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock to put on one last show.

  62. caleb williamson

    April 7, 2009 at 3:32 am

    also another huge fight could be Lyota Machida vs Anderson Silva

  63. caleb williamson

    April 7, 2009 at 3:41 am

    my complete fight card is

    Anderson Silva vs. Lyoto Machida

    GSP vs. Rich Franlkin

    Wanderlai Silva vs. Rampage 3

    Ken Shamrock vs Royce Gracie 3

    Brock Lesnar vs Cheick Congo

    Anthony Johnson vs Rashad Evans

    Chuck Liddel vs. Keith Jardine 2

    Thiago Alves vs. Thiago Silva

  64. the moose

    April 7, 2009 at 3:44 am

    Re: gracie v shamrock

    Yeah, and how about Skeletor vs. Rosanne Barr?

    Roy is the old timer expert… Ask him.

  65. roy

    April 7, 2009 at 4:03 am

    my complete fight card is

    Anderson Silva vs. Lyoto Machida(would be sick but won't ever happen there friends)

    GSP vs. Rich Franlkin-i could think of some better ones for gsp-rich is big and at lhw now.

    Wanderlai Silva vs. Rampage 3 already happened

    Ken Shamrock vs Royce Gracie 3 kinda cool i don't now if the fight would be though.

    Brock Lesnar vs Cheick Congo- naw theres some better match ups for lesnar than a striker.

    Anthony Johnson vs Rashad Evans?evans lhw johnson ww

    Chuck Liddel vs. Keith Jardine 2 -should happen buit not that interested

    Thiago Alves vs. Thiago Silva again alves ww t silva lhw

  66. caleb williamson

    April 8, 2009 at 1:16 am

    friends has nothing to do with it, it all about the money in this business and im sure if lyoto machida had a chance to fight Anderson Silva he would, i mean they train together so better than machida to fight him.

  67. steve

    April 8, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Caleb if u knew what you were talking about like Roy said they arent going to fight. They are good friends. Some people just dont want to fight their friends. I personally dont want to fight any of my friends either. And its not like the UFC is gonna offer them both 1 or 2 million dollars to fight eachother so it like roy said will never happen.

  68. roy

    April 8, 2009 at 4:41 am

    caleb i would love nothing more than to see those two go at it, but anderson won't even go after the lhw belt because he likes machida so much and says its belongs to him, i don't even think money would do it unless like steve said they offered them some amount that they won't.

  69. caleb williamson

    April 21, 2009 at 2:41 am

    well i would fight a friend if the money is high enough because they know that at the end of the day we will still be friends but its business, but i understand, but it would be a hell of a fight.

  70. The Moose

    April 23, 2009 at 3:45 am

    For all the guys out there like Roy, who love to watch the old men, your day has come. Affliction III is rumored to air the same night as UFC 100!

    Hmmm, what to watch? Fedor knock out one of the three other fighters in Affliction? Or a kickass card of truly competitve fighters?

    Tough decision.

    Come Roy, fight back!

  71. roy

    April 23, 2009 at 3:56 am

    theres nothing to fight about, man where do you get your info this is old news its not happening and your trying to come at me on some old thread from jan? come join us on some current topics you way behind.

  72. Scott Z

    April 28, 2009 at 11:30 am

    100 will not be silva… It is no confirmed that Anderson Silva will fight Forrest Griffin in UFC 101… It will be an amazing must see fight. Forrest will be silva toughest fight, EVER.

  73. Scott Z

    April 28, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I meant now confirmed not no.

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