I’m new here but I’m seeing some interest in MMA on these boards. So the question is who does everyone believe will win?
I’d like to see Rampage beat Liddell. When I saw the first fight in Pride it looked like Liddell had no answer to Rampage’s style. He beat Liddell to the punch and blocked most of Liddell’s power punches and wasn’t phased by the one he ate. I think in general Rampage is the more well rounded better fighter.
Fast forward 4 years:
It appears Jackson has lost some of what he had 4 years ago and it looks like Liddell has gotten much better. Here is the issue: Jackson faced 3 losses, 1 to probably the best LHW right now in Shogun and 2 to Wanderlai Silva.
Both are top fighters. Liddell hasn’t been beaten, but the question for me is that he hasn’t faced anyone who was any threat. Ortiz has given him is toughest fight since the loss to Rampage, but in no way was ever close to beating Liddell, plus Liddell had the advantage of basically knowing he was going to win that fight (as well as the others).
People had questions whether he would beat Babalu, but regardless Babalu made a stupid choice in the way he fought that fight by rushing in and striking with Chuck. According to Randy he was going through family problems and wasn’t on. He was expected to lose the 3rd fight and the second fight was somewhat questionable.
The Vernon White and Jeremy Horn fights aren’t worth mentioning because they were basicaly put in to give Chuck a W.
Overall I can’t pick a winner in this, but like I said, I’d rather see Jackson win.