MMA news – UFC 76 Liddell/Silva fight off.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is scrambling for a main event for the company’s planned Sept. 22 show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., after light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva told UFC president Dana White through an intermediary that he did not want to fight Chuck Liddell.

White said he had reached terms for Liddell, arguably the UFC’s most popular fighter and its recently deposed 205-pound champion, to meet the Brazilian Silva in a highly anticipated bout at UFC 76.

But White said Wednesday he was told by a member of Silva’s Chute Box team that Silva did not want to fight Liddell. White said the deadline for having the fight made was Wednesday.

“This is the worst news I could have possibly gotten,” White said.
“It’s horrendous. I have been trying to make this fight for six years. I have done everything in my power I could do over the last six years to make this fight and it’s still not happening. I just don’t see it happening now.”

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