clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chuck Liddell vs. Shogun Rua September UFC fight possible (Video)

Chuck Liddell video interview

Props: KSBY 6 Action News


"I think this is a huge setback for this fight, and it's a huge setback for the UFC and this England show. But in the grand scheme of things for Chuck Liddell's future, I think it's just a minor setback because I think his hammy is going to heal up 110 percent and he's going to be back stronger than ever."

John Hackleman -- the trainer for former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell -- comments on the hamstring injury that forced the "Iceman" out of the UFC 85 main event against Rashad Evans on June 7. James Irvin is penciled in to fill-in and take on "Sugar." Meanwhile, the report indicates that Liddell could return in September against his original UFC 85 opponent, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, sometime in September. Rua had to withdraw from the bout because he blew out his knee ... again. There's no word on whether or not he'll be fit in time for a September fight with Liddell.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania