WEDNESDAY NEWS DIGEST 2/14: Return of the Iceman?


Chuck Liddell (photo credit Joe Camporeale © USA Today Sports)

It seems Chuck Liddell may have some fight still left in him. It’s been rumored for nearly a year now that the UFC Hall of Famer is planning a comeback campaign, but no official word has been said. However, in a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Liddell did say that he’s been staying in shape and that includes while filing Celebrity Big Brother.

“It’s still a possibility, for sure,” Liddell said. “So I didn’t want to get too far out of shape. I was in there boxing the whole time. There’s a lot of stuff the didn’t show but I was just having a good time in there and staying in shape. I’m staying ready.”

Some potential fights include a match-up with Chael Sonnen or a third go-around with Tito Ortiz.

“I’ve said it before in the news, Chael would be a good warm-up fight to get back into it,” Liddell said. “Tito would be great if he’d even consider fighting me. I hear he wouldn’t. He doesn’t want to fight me at all. He’ll fight other people but not me, of course.”

Liddell ended his fighting career with a 21-8 record, piling up 14 stoppages. He was a three-fight slide before his retirement in 2010.


Devin Powell suffers one nasty low blow

The hits keep coming for UFC lightweight Devin Powell. After being discovered on the popular Youtube show Dana White: Looking for a Fight, Powell has lost both of his fights as part of the UFC. But the worst hit he took came Tuesday during a practice session against teammate Joe Lauzon. While practicing knees on the ground, Lauzon struck Powell in the groin and ruptured his testicle. To make things worse, Powell waited over a day before getting checked out and was rushed to surgery after it was discovered he had a blood clot. But the fighter wasn’t in despair, posting a pre-op picture to his Instagram account with the caption:

“Thanks to the fine ambulatory services in Wells, ME, I am checked into the hospital and ready for surgery. Shout out to Joe Lauzon we’ve been practicing knees on the ground and he successfully ruptured my testicle with his sheer power. His opponent has no chance in April…now to get the blood clot drained and the goods repaired. I waited a day and a half to be seen…word for the wise, if you hurt yourself, go get checked out. Dana White, Sean Shelby, how about a NY UFC Fight coming up…this will be quite the comeback story. Share this and help me get the ball rolling on my next Fight and follow my journey…pun intended.”

-Joe Rogan doesn’t see Floyd Mayweather winning MMA fight vs. Conor McGregor; could match-up well vs. CM Punk

Not everyone is buying into another super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. Especially since talks of a second fight taking place inside the octagon. Longtime UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan, offered up his opinion on his popular Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show.

“Whatever the f**k Vegas puts on (Mayweather vs. McGregor), that’s cute. I don’t care if it’s 10-1, 100-1, I bet it’s going to be like 900-1. It’s gonna be something ridiculous,” he said.”Buster Douglas was only like 42-1 (against Mike Tyson). This is gonna be insane…if they’re smart. Because Conor’s going to kick his legs out—he’s not even going to have a chance to come close enough. Conor’s going to kick his f**king legs out….if Conor decides to shoot in and clinch, he’s going to clinch and he’s going to rag doll him.”

While Rogan ruled out any possible winning scenario for Mayweather vs. “The Notorious”, he did say “Money” has a real shot against CM Punk. With his style of boxing, Rogan said “he’s on another level of everybody who is on another level. Floyd’s got a real chance (vs. Punk).”


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