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UFC Quick Quote: Liddell trainer denies reports about verbal agreement to fight Silva

"This is news to us. As of this evening [Wednesday], we have not been notified by the UFC."

-- John Hackleman, the trainer for former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, denied reports via that a fight between his fighter Wanderlei Silva had been verbally agreed upon for UFC 76 on September 22 in Anaheim, Calif. This statement makes it seem like the much anticipated showdown was perhaps not as close to happening as many thought. It also bolsters the latest news from Yahoo!Sports that the deal is indeed dead. I still don't understand the reason Silva had the announcement posted on his official site. Something isn't right -- just not sure what it is at this time.

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