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“UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields”: The Card That Chuck Liddell Built (Video)

Written by Tom Ngo
April 26th, 2011
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UFC VP Chuck Liddell

When Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell retired from mixed martial arts to become the UFC’s executive vice president of business development, most fans believed “The Iceman” was simply rewarded with the figurehead role because of his longstanding friendship with UFC president Dana White.

At the time, Octagon brass claimed Liddell’s new position would involve issues such as regulatory affairs and fighter relations. However, it appears Liddell is now stepping on the toes of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva.

In a video spoof entitled, “Mr. Liddell – Executive Iceman,” the former light heavyweight champ is filmed organizing the largest MMA fight card in North American history.

UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields” takes place this Saturday inside Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Please click the media player below to watch how Liddell put the blockbuster card together:

Here is the complete roster formulated by Liddell:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Facebook 6PM ET/3PM PT)

Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin
John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson
Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen
Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts

(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Sean Pierson vs. Jake Ellenberger
Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald

Main Bouts:

Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jason Brilz
Mark Hominick vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)
Jake Shields vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)

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