In a recent interview with ESPN The Magazine, UFC President Dana White stated that Chuck Liddell will return to the cage this September at UFC 88.
A big announcement with possibly more details about his opponent, is scheduled for next Thursday.
The Mag: Who will Chuck fight in September?
DW: The fight is going to be in Atlanta, Georgia–that’s something we haven’t said publicly yet. There’s something no one else has heard. You have no idea some of the stuff that we have planned. I’m going to make an announcement next week that is going to blow people’s minds. That deal is done, but my employees don’t even know yet. I’m renting out a place next Thursday and I’m going to tell them. Then we’ll make the announcement later that day.
Liddell was original set to fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 85, but Rua was forced to withdraw with an injury. The UFC replaced Rua with Rashad Evans, but this time Liddell was forced to withdraw from the card with a sever hamstring injury.
I’m guessing they will match him up with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua again, as both should be thoroughly healed by September.