Liddell looks to push the pace against Evans at UFC 85

Written by Tim Ngo
March 18th, 2008

Coming off of one of the biggest wins in his career, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell is looking to continue his push towards the UFC Light Heavyweight title he once owned. He recently spoke up about his next opponent Rashad Evans and had this to say, “Rashad is a great opponent who hasn’t lost before and it’d be an honor to give him his first loss.”

Liddell has never been one to be low on confidence as he feels that he can, “push him and make him work because he [Rashad Evans] has a tendency to just try and score enough points to edge a decision so I’m going to have to make him work.” Liddell feels that would be the key to success as he went on to say, “if I do that, I’ll get him tired and I’ll put him away.”

“The Iceman” is known for his counter-punching style in the Octagon, so one has to wonder if pushing the pace against a crafty guy like Evans would be a smart thing. The other argument though is if he sits and waits, he may be in for a boring fight that Evans could actually steal from him.

If Liddell can get past Evans impressively, he’ll put himself back in line for another UFC Light  Heavyweight title shot against either Rampage Jackson or Forrest Griffin but that’s a big if.

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