WANDERLEI SILVA & CHUCK LIDDELL SET TO WAR IN THE OCTAGON
07/10/2006

This Saturday, Pride middleweight champion, Wanderlei Silva, made an appearance at UFC 61 in Las Vegas. Silva stepped into the octagon after UFC president Dana White announced, "I'd like to introduce a friend of mine" which turned out to be none other than Pride middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva. The entire stadium erupted in loud cheers as Silva unexpectedly entered the octagon.


Silva addressed the audience and UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, who had been saying for some time that he wants to fight Wanderlei. Wanderlei came out to say, "Fighting is my job. I want to fight the best match. That is why I have come here. I want to accept the fight with Chuck. Chuck come out here!". Chuck Liddell then came into the octagon and the two stared each other down.

The stipulations are that if Liddell beats Babalu at UFC 62 without any injuries and if Wanderlei emerges from the PRIDE openweight grand prix without any injuries, then these two champions will fight at the UFC in November".

The first clash in MMA history between Pride's current champ and UFC's current champ is now close to being realized. A great war between the two organizations is close to happening on US soil.