Report: Liddell says Shogun is not among the great fighters

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chuck Liddell is in Belo Horizonte, Brazil for UFC 147. The visit made Liddell recall a fight with a Brazilian star of the sport, when he faced former PRIDE and UFC champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua,.

The curious thing is that, despite losing by knockout in the first round, Liddell does not consider the Brazilian to be among the best fighters in MMA today.

“Shogun is not among the great fighters, and never will be,” said ‘The Iceman’. “He needs much more to reach the level of Anderson Silva, for example.”

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