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Steve Cofield

Liddell with no chance of a title shot in 2009

Steve Cofield
Cagewriter

One look at Chuck Liddell's face at UFC 92 told the story. To elevate himself back into the title hunt, he was hoping for a Wanderlei Silva a win over Quinton Jackson. That didn't happen and now "The Iceman" is blocked in all directions. He'd love a rematch against the new UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans but there's no shot with Jackson, a guy who Liddell is 0-3 against, first in line. Liddell, 39, told RawVegas that if that title shot is way off it may be time to retire. A very sober Stephan Bonnar may have given us the solution to Liddell's quandry.

Bonnar's suggestion that Liddell move to heavyweight isn't the worst idea. He walks around at 225-230 lbs. and he'll certainly be more athletic than most of the big boys. Randy Couture rebuilt his career as a heavyweight why can't Chuck? BloodyElbow has a comprehensive list of who may be next for Liddell. BE sets the favorites for Liddell's desired March/April fight: 1. Shogun Rua 2. Dan Henderson/Rich Franklin loser 3. Keith Jardine.

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