MMA Wandy turns down $750k to fight Chuck

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    According to Chute Boxe fighter, Wanderlei Silva, Zuffa offered him $750,000 flat fee for a fight against Chuck Liddell. Wanderlei refused the fight with Chuck but not because he doesn't want to fight the former UFC light heavyweight champion. The former Pride middleweight champion is willing to fight for a smaller flat fee but wants a percentage of the PPV as he feels that the draw, for this fight, is not just Chuck, but the long-awaited match between himself and Liddell. Wanderlei also added that he expects the fight to take place later this year.

    The Brazilian is looking forward to returning to action and performing again for the American crowd but he would like to be in the best shape that he can in order to put on a great fight for what he feels could be the biggest fight in the history of MMA.

    Wanderlei has no doubt that a fight with Chuck Liddell will take place, and expects it to happen in November or December despite Liddell's upcoming fight with Keith Jardine.





    i say good move on his part
     
  2. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    Finally some paydays here. Although this is quite revealing as to how much those that get PPV shares actully make. In order to turn down 750,000 to show means that he would make significantly more from PPV buys.
     
  3. CallSecurityNow

    CallSecurityNow OT Supporter

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    Dana said Chuck made between 9-12 million in '06 from fights, so thats about 3-4 million per fight. I'd say Wandy made a smart move turning down the flat fee.
     
  4. Teh Awesome!

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    I'm sick and tired of that pussy ducking Chuck. He needs to man up and face the Iceman already so he can get knocked the fuck out for disrespecting the former champion.
     
  5. Kuet

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    quoted for all u that have him on IL :mamoru:
     
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    i :love: teh awesome's comments now.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    wtf, i have him on my il for a reason
     
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  9. FlyingNun

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    i agree with silva...i'd like to see him in the best shape possible to fight liddell...wouldn't want to see that fight rushed
     
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    I'm sure Teh Awesome! is 100% serious in every post he makes.
     
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    This is a very good move for Wandy, he knows his career is starting to wind down and he deserves a big payday.
     
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    its his job and he has a right to try to get the best deal out of it possible because thats how he puts his food on the table. he is as big a name as chuck is so he deserves the same kind of respect. This sound like its gonna be hyped up like crazy as the end all be all match of mma. the winner will no doubt get the next title shot at hendo or page.

    dana white isnt stupid so all of this could be stuff hes putting out there as well to hype the fight up. make chuck look like the guy thats down for the fight because thats his money maker and then have wandy look like hes the guy ducking him. hes trying to make this the de la hoya vs maywether of mma.
     
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    +1 for TehAwesome!
     
  14. yawgmoth

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    lol... the ripper did fall for it...

    anyways, I say dont' rush it. We've waited a few years for this anyways, what's another few months.
     
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    These guys go into this just like any other business. If my boss wanted me to take a job I didn't necessarily need, I'd make sure my terms were met before I got to work.
     
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    It is good to see fighters like Wand and Fedor stand up to the UFC's "take it or leave it" pay offers/policies....
     
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    i would put him on IL but they took away the hotlink next to "quotes"
     
  19. add the mezger fight there too
     
  20. Jeebus

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    I don't see what Chuck would get out of this, or why he'd agree to it. He'll get fucking worked. I know Rua is already in the line up to fuck Chuck.
     
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    I can't really recall any fight in which Chuck has demonstrated a stronger chin than Wanderlei.
     
  22. Atmosphere

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    mezger and his chops are badass :bowdown:

    his hook-kick combos he worked on chuck were connecting like chuck enjoyed it
     
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    chuck's defense = his chin
     
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    Also sometimes a couple sprawls may be called for.
     
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    Compare those with the thrashing Chuck recieved at the hands of Cro Cop.
     

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